I got another black screen issue. However, it was different this time because the black screen was a Azure VM.

Tried my favorite command, CTRL+ALT+END. It failed. Googled and tried different approaches. Some approaches just were too complicated so I gave up those.

Finally, came across the SO thread [1], and it was the second answer to download Remote Desktop Connection Manager 2.7 from Microsoft that solved my issue.


  1. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/38581928/azure-windows-vm-shows-full-black-screen-in-rdp
  2. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/troubleshoot-rdp-connection
  3. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/troubleshoot-rdp-connection?toc=%2fazure%2fvirtual-machines%2fwindows%2ftoc.json