Microsoft Windows 2016 server

You login to a Windows server with RDP, and are asked to press CTRL+ALT+DEL to change you password.
But if you press that – it will happen on your computer instead of on the server you remote control.

Press CTRL+ALT+END to send order to Windows server to show change password dialog.

If you are accessing via citrix and RDP, then start the OSK.EXE from the Run menu.

Then press and hold [CTRL]+[Alt] keys on the physical keyboard in front of you and then finally press the [Del] key on the on-screen keyboard.


Other tip
To list all Active Directory groups a user is member of, enter this command

NET USER   username  /DOMAIN

To list all users in a “global security group”, enter this command

net group <your_groupname> /domain

To find out the DC servers in the domain , enter below at a DOS prompt:


To open the Local Group Policy Editor from the command line
Click Start , type gpedit.msc in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
Then you can adjust the settings in windows.

To start a RDP session, with admin rights you need for installing cognos software, enter on the Run command this

mstsc / /admin /f


To open COMMAND prompt direct from File Explorer press
and select “Open command prompt as administrator”

Long time no see !

To improve access to Cognos information this site is up. Hopefully it will contain some info that you can use.

More information can be found at


Year 2008 to 2016 information was provided to as it is hard to find information at IBMs website.
Year 2016 and forward is run by… Then this site come up.
Year 2021 IBM push Cognos knowledge to partners, so now we include information about other things as well.