How to view current RDC connections to a server

Posted on 2008-11-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hey guys,

A long time ago i was shown how to kick RDC users off a server without rebooting it, can anybody help?
Question by:Rik-08
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    1: Open windows command prompt

    2: to view current connections: qwinsta /server:myserver

    This results in an output of

    console administrator 0 Active wdcon
    rdp-tcp 65536 Listen rdpwd
    rdp-tcp#51 administrator 2 Active rdpwd

    3: kill a session by: rwinsta [sessionID] /server:myserver

    i.e. rwinsta 2 /server:myserver

    From the below link:
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    Go to the Server.  Either find Terminal Server Manager in the Administrative Tools, or Start, Run, tsadmin.exe.

    In that applet you can 'Connect" if you have the logged on users password, 'Remote Control' (depending or your settings/polocies), 'Reset' (likke pulling the plug), or 'Logoff', a bit more graceful, however unsaved work is always lost.
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    Go to Task Manager, Users tab.  You can disconnect or log off.  Easiest.

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    thatnks guys for the help i prefer a non command line approach as less things can go wrong

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