Disconnect without ending a session

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

To disconnect without ending a session

  1. In the Remote Desktop Connection window, click Start, and then click Shut Down.

    The Shut Down Windows dialog box appears.

  2. Click Disconnect, and then click OK.


  • To open Remote Desktop Connection, click Start, point to Programs or All Programs, point to Accessories, point to Communications, and then click Remote Desktop Connection.

  • You can also disconnect from a session by closing the Remote Desktop Connection window.

  • Remote Desktop Connection automatically reconnects to this session the next time you connect to this computer (if the remote computer is configured to allow reconnection of disconnected sessions).

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Log off and end the session

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Change Connection Settings

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.