Skip to main content

Sticky Key problem between Windows Server 2012 and LogMeIn

This week I instructed my first class using Windows Server 2012 accessed via LogMeIn and discovered a Sticky Key problem every time you press the Shift key.
image
Here is my solution to resolve this.  First off, in the Preferences of LogMeIn for the connection to the Windows Server, click General.
Change the Keyboard and mouse priority to Host side user and click Apply at the bottom.
On the Windows 2012 server, open the Control Panel – Ease of Access – Change how your keyboard works.
Uncheck Turn on Sticky Keys.
image
Click Set up Sticky Keys.
Uncheck Turn on Sticky Keys when SHIFT is pressed five times.
image
Click OK twice.

If you are using Windows Server 2012 as a Hyper-V host, you will need to redo the Easy of Use settings on each guest operating system in order to avoid the Sticky Key Problem.

Updated Information: March 20, 2013

If you continue to have problems, Uncheck Turn on Filter Keys.


Comments

mantis2k said…
I have reproduced the same issue...hoping there will be a fix soon from logmein.
Anonymous said…
thank you, this was driving me mad setting up a Hyper_V host and guests over LogMeIn tonight (of course all my passwords also have lots of shifted characters...)
Unknown said…
This is all done as you describe - I still get the sticky keys on the guest OS' password prompt when logging on.
Unknown said…
This is all done, but I still get sticky keys warning on guest OS' when logging on to them via the Hyper-V manager when connected to the Hyper-V server by either logmein website or ignition.
Ronnie,

I added one more step to the end of the post that may help.

Jason
Anonymous said…
I have just resorted to using the on screen keyboard for when I need to press shift more than once. Once the next OS based on Windows 8 that everyone loves they will fix it. :rolleyes:
Anonymous said…
Thank you very much. This was driving me crazy. To the other comments, make sure you do this on the host machine and all VM's.
Unknown said…
I have a Hyper-V host with 2 2012 Server VM's running on it. On all 3 the Host setting for Logmein is checked and on all three Sticky Keys are turned off and Turn on Filter Keys is unchecked, and yet it still keeps asking to turn on sticky keys after every keystroke that has a Shift in it for a capital letter.

Popular posts from this blog

How to force a DNS zone to replicate

For many implementations of DNS in a Windows environment, DNS is configured as being Active Directory integrated.  In other words, the DNS zone information is actually stored as a partition in the active directory database.  When Active Directory replicates, the zone data transfers.  For standard DNS deployments, the data is stored in a file.  You have to configure zone transfers manually in the DNS console.The question in class was how to initiate replication manually.  Once you have properly configured a Primary and secondary DNS server and configured the Primary server to allow zone transfers, you can manually initiate a zone transfer.Below you can see our test environment.  The image is of to RDP sessions to two different servers.  The DNS console on the left is the primary.  You can see and entry for Test2 that is not in the secondary database.  The servers are named NYC-DC2 (Primary DNS) and NYC-DC1 (Secondary DNS).  The DNS zone is named test.contoso.com.On the secondary server…

Determine which Domain Controller a client is connected to with PowerShell

When a Windows client comes online, it must find a domain controller to bind to.  Either through a static configuration or DHCP, the client will request a list of all Domain Controllers in the domain from a DNS server.  Once the list is received, the client will randomly go through the list to find a DC that will respond.  Once the client has authenticated itself with the DC, the DC will transmit the site information to the client.  The site information will contain the site name, the subnet(s) associated with that site, and any domain controllers in that site.  The client will then take a look at it’s own IP address to determine which site it is in.  From the list of DCs in the same site, it will attempt to bind to one of those DCs to receive it’s Group Policies.You can use PowerShell and WMI to locate the domain controller that a client is connected to.Get-WMIObject Win32_NTDomainLook for the DomainControllerName property.

Export Your Performance Monitor Data to Excel

Updated: 2016MAY04

To clarify when this functionality is available, you can only save the view when you are viewing a Data Collection Set.  The "live" data cannot be saved in this way.

Performance Monitor in Windows Server give us the ability to see when our servers are having some issues.  Analyzing that data into something meaningful can be a problem.  You can export your data to Excel so you can better see what your performance data represents. 
First collect your data.

Right click the graph and select Save Data As.
Change the Save as type to Text file (comma delimited)(*.csv).
Give the file a name and save it where you want to store it.
Now open that file on a client with Excel installed on it.  By using excel, you will be able to present the data in a more meaningful format.