remotely log off terminal services session using CMD prompt

How to remotely log off terminal services session using CMD prompt

Windows server 2000/2003 allows two remote terminal services connections for administrative purposes.  Every once in a while you might get the message “You exceeded the allowed connection count” message when trying to connect to a server via RDP, because previous sessions were not disconnected correctly.

Below are some easy steps to quickly disconnect this users via command line from you PC.

In this example you can see 2 users, Matt and James, that are in a disconnected state and the server will not allow any further connections.

Using 2 commands you can easily log off a user.

Command 1 – qinsta /server:yourservername – this will display the users that are logged in along with their session ID. You can see below that James has the session ID of 2.

Command 2 – rwinsta 2 /server:yourservername – This will log off user with session ID of 2

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