Reset session

Enables you to reset (delete) a session from the terminal server.


reset session {SessionName|SessionID} [/server:ServerName] [/v]


SessionName   : The name of the session you want to reset. To determine the name of the session, use the query session command.

SessionID   : The ID of the session to reset.

/server: ServerName   : Specifies the terminal server containing the session you want to reset. Otherwise, the current terminal server is used.

/v   : Displays information about the actions being performed.

/?   : Displays help at the command prompt.


  • You can always reset your own sessions, but you must have Full Control access permission to reset another user's session.

  • Be aware that resetting a user's session without warning can result in loss of data at the session.

  • You should reset a session only when it malfunctions or appears to have stopped responding.

  • The /server parameter is required only if you use reset session from a remote server.

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