Log off a user from a session

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To log off a user from a session

  1. Open Terminal Services Manager.

  2. On the Users tab, right-click the name of the user you want to log off from a session, and then click Log Off.


    • Logging off a user from a session without warning can result in loss of data at the user's session. Instead, send a message to the user using Send Message on the Actions menu to warn the user before taking this action.


  • You can always log off from your own sessions, but you must have Full Control permission to log off another user from a session.

  • To open Terminal Services Manager, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Terminal Services Manager.

  • When you log off a user, all processes end and the session is deleted from the server.

  • You can also use the logoff command to log off a user from a session.

  • You cannot log off a user from the console session.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Send a message to a user
Managing Permissions on Connections