Manage User Stations
Applies To: Windows MultiPoint Server 2011
This section discusses managing the stations that make up the MultiPoint Server system. Managing a MultiPoint Server system includes both managing the hardware and software components of MultiPoint Manager. In a MultiPoint Server system, a desktop is the software user interface presented on the monitor for each user station.
You can view the following types of status for each desktop on the Stations tab. Status includes:
Users who are logged on
User sessions that are suspended, but are still active on the computer
Which stations are being used and by whom
For more information about viewing desktop status, see the View User Connection Status topic.
Different ways to log standard users off of the MultiPoint Server system
As an administrative user, you can log off Windows at any time, which will have no effect on active users in your MultiPoint Server system. Standard users can disconnect their session or log off the MultiPoint Server system too. If a user is leaving for the day, the user should save their work on the computer or external storage device so that when you shut down the MultiPoint Server system at the end of the day, the user can retrieve his or her saved work another day.
As an administrative user, you might need to end a standard user’s session, rather than having the user log off. You can end a standard user’s session in one of two ways:
End the session and log the user off. For more information about ending a user’s session, see the End a User Session topic.
Suspend the user to temporarily end the user’s session, but keep the session active in the MultiPoint Server system’s computer memory. The suspended user can then reconnect to the session from the same station or a different station and continue his or her work. For more information about suspending a user’s session, see the Suspend and Leave User Session Active topic.
Set a station to automatically log on
As an administrative user, you can set up one or more stations to automatically log on when the computer that is running MultiPoint Server starts. For more information about automatically logging on, see the Set Up a Station for Automatic Logon topic.
Split a station
Any MultiPoint Server station monitor that has a resolution greater than 1024x768 can be split into two stations. For more information about splitting a station, see the Split a User Station topic.