for testing i installed a fresh ESXi 6.7U2 on a host and was wondering why i cant send ctrl+alt+del to a Windows server 2016 and Server 2019 installation.
After that, i install a fresh older ESXi (6.7U1) and tried it again. It was working!
Now i started to install update by update.
ESXi-6.7.0-20181104001-standard - fine
ESXi-6.7.0-20190104001-standard - fine
ESXi-6.7.0-20190304001-standard - fine
ESXi-6.7.0-20190401001s-standard - sending ctrl+alt+del stopped working.
Finally i found out, it works if you use Microsoft Edge but not with Chrome or Firefox.
Anyone got an idea what that is? Didnt find anything about a bug like that.
It is a pity that Vmware Vsphere 6.7.0 Update 2 (Build 13006603) is not able to send the crucial CTR+ALT+DEL to open a Microsoft Windows session. I am using only Mac OS computers and I have to use Vmware Remote Crontrol or Vmware Fusion just to send this keystroke!! It does not work with Firefox 67.0.2 or the native Safari 12.1 or Chrome version 75 or Opera 60 on a Mac computer.
What the hell are you talking about? This only works with Windows 10 desktop version, not a server.
Clicking on the screen does not send CTRL+ALT+DEL to unlock a Windows Server virtual machine.
Come back to planet earth.
I'm talking about topic issue.
CTRL+ALT+DEL isn't working in ESXi 6.7 when opened in Google Chrome browser. In this case, click on black screen and will appear the user password's request.
As a workaround for the time being, I disable Ctrl-Alt-Del in all Windows VM, using Registry Editor, via web ui + VMware remote console:
Set 'DisableCAD' to '1'
And reboot the VM
Credit to /u/vertifly for posting this on Reddit - but you can do <ctrl><Windows-key><alt><delete> and it'll send the ctrl+alt+del command and unlock the VM in Chrome - good workaround until they fix it, but it's must faster than using the GUI anyway so i'll stick with this!