Stuck with Hyper-V Connection Window Maximized within RDP Session

Recently I found myself stuck trying to remotely control a Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V server using RDP. Somehow, I managed to reconnect to an RDP session in which I had left one of the Hyper-V connection windows maximized. When I subsequently reconnected, all I could see was that single Hyper-V connection session and nothing else. To make matters worse, I couldn’t see the taskbar for the Hyper-V connect session as I only could see the task bar for my RDP session. Luckily, I happened upon the following fix posted by Nick Aquino on a Technet blog:

I found a workaround: When I RDP to my host and one of my HyperV VM sessions was sitting on the host in Full-Screen mode, I had a problem exiting the VM session so I could access my host. My workaround was to Press CTRL+ALT+END (to simulate a CTRL+ALT+DELETE) on the host and launch Task Manager. This shows the task-bar at the bottom, where I can mouse over and close. When I open the VM session, it will not be in FULL screen mode.

Thank you Nick!

via Remote Desktop to Host while VM Session is maximized

One thought on “Stuck with Hyper-V Connection Window Maximized within RDP Session

  1. Excellent post, just like to add when using a surface book don’t forget to check if you’ve turned on the Fn key lock thus rendering End key into F9 key. D’OH!!!!!

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