Exit-​PS​Session

Ends an interactive session with a remote computer.

Syntax

Exit-PSSession []

Description

The Exit-PSSession cmdlet ends interactive sessions that you started by using the Enter-PSSession cmdlet.

You can also use the Exit keyword to end an interactive session. The effect is the same as using Exit-PSSession.

Examples

Example 1: Start and stop an interactive session

PS C:\> Enter-PSSession -computername Server01
Server01\PS> Exit-PSSession
PS C:\>

These commands start and then stop an interactive session with the Server01 remote computer.

Example 2: Start and stop an interactive session by using a PSSession object

PS C:\> $s = New-PSSession -ComputerName Server01
PS C:\> Enter-PSSession -Session $s
Server01\PS> Exit-PSSession
PS C:\> $s
Id Name            ComputerName    State    ConfigurationName
-- ----            ------------    -----    -----------------
1  Session1        Server01        Opened   Microsoft.PowerShell

These commands start and stop an interactive session with the Server01 computer that uses a Windows PowerShell session (PSSession).

Because the interactive session was started by using a Windows PowerShell session, the PSSession is still available when the interactive session ends. If you use the ComputerName parameter, Enter-PSSession creates a temporary session that it closes when the interactive session ends.

The first command uses the New-PSSession cmdlet to create a PSSession on the Server01 computer. The command saves the PSSession in the $s variable.

The second command uses Enter-PSSession to start an interactive session using the PSSession in $s.

The third command uses Exit-PSSession to stop the interactive session.

The final command displays the PSSession in the $s variable. The State property shows the PSSession is still open and available for use.

Example 3: Use the Exit keyword to stop a session

PS C:\> Enter-PSSession -computername Server01
Server01\PS> exit
PS C:\>

This example uses the Exit keyword to stop an interactive session started by using Enter-PSSession. The Exit keyword has the same effect as using Exit-PSSession.

Inputs

None

You cannot pipe objects to this cmdlet.

Outputs

None

This cmdlet does not return any output.

Notes

  • This cmdlet takes only the common parameters.

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