?
Solved

Windows Remote desktop connection ,Diffrent between Disconnect and log off

Posted on 2008-10-17
4
Medium Priority
?
915 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
Hello
when i use remote desctop connection to connect a remote server ,
i want know whart the diffrence between to choose disconnecto or log off when i want to log out the session
and which one can affect on the number of opened session?
0
Comment
Question by:ali_alannah
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:brainbolt
ID: 22743827
when you disconnect, the session remains open until it expires on the server (per the server's policy).

Logging off immediately ends the session on the server.
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
brainbolt earned 2000 total points
ID: 22743880
In other words, when you disconnect, the server's resources are still in use until the session expires. Logging off immediately frees the server's resources.

You can see an example of this by opening a program, then disconnecting. If you immediately log back in, your previously opened application will still be running where you left it. Pretty handy feature if you were to lose your internet connection while in the middle of something.

In that same scenario, logging off would close the application.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:XeroX1988
ID: 22743890
in real simple terms the disconnect is like a "standby" mode, when you connect again all your programs will still be open, and thus your session is still running.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:XeroX1988
ID: 22743900
Guess Brainbolt beat me to it hehe
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The question has been asked on multiple occasions as to how best to do printing in a remote desktop or terminal services environment.   It seems that this particular question has plagued several people and most especially as Terminal Services, as…
Welcome to my series of short tips on migrations. Whilst based on Microsoft migrations the same principles can be applied to any type of migration. My first tip is around source server preparation. No migration is an easy migration, there is a…
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…
Do you want to know how to make a graph with Microsoft Access? First, create a query with the data for the chart. Then make a blank form and add a chart control. This video also shows how to change what data is displayed on the graph as well as form…
Suggested Courses

771 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question