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C# Logoff Users Remotely

I have an issue where one of our servers is diplaying the following message:

"A device attached to the system is not functioning"

Under any other instance I would just attached to server manager and logoff the users to clear the error.  But in this instance I found that this server is actually not on the domain and it host 10 production Hyper-V hosts.

Is there a way that I can do this through either a script or C#.  I tried using the shutdown /l command but I get access denied because I have no options to specify a username or password

Thank you all of your help in advance
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SAMIR BHOGAYTAFreelancer and IT ConsultantCommented:
hi... Can you use this...

System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("shutdown.exe", String.Format(@"/l /f /m \\{1}", remoteComputerName));

/l is logoff. /f is force. /m \\computername is the name of the remote computer to do the operation on. If you are not on a domain and the user running the app does not have domain admin rights I can not guarantee the above command will work.

Another option: get PsExec then run the shutdown command with it on the remote computer(shutdown.exe /l /f)
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thomasm1948Author Commented:
I tried these.  The only option that worked was to restart the server being that the server is not part of the domain.  That is why I was looking for an option that gives you an option to inout a username and password
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