Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2


Disconnects a session from a terminal server.


Tsdiscon [{SessionID | SessionName}] [/server:ServerName] [/v]

  • SessionID
    The ID of the session to disconnect.
  • SessionName
    The name of the session to disconnect.
  • /server: ServerName
    Specifies the terminal server containing the session you want to disconnect. Otherwise, the current terminal server is used.
  • /v
    Displays information about the actions being performed.
  • /?
    Displays help at the command prompt.
  • You must have Full Control permission to disconnect another user from a session.

  • If no session ID or session name is specified, tsdiscon disconnects the current session.

  • Any applications that were running when you disconnected the session are automatically running when you reconnect to that session with no loss of data. Use reset session to end the running applications of the disconnected session, but be aware that this might result in loss of data at the session.

  • The /server parameter is required only if you use tsdiscon from a remote server.

  • The console session cannot be disconnected.


To disconnect the current session, type:


To disconnect session 10, type:

tsdiscon 10

To disconnect the session named TERM04, type:

tsdiscon TERM04

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See Also


Command-line reference A-Z
Command shell overview
Terminal Services commands