Use Command-Line Tools

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Many of the actions that you perform in Terminal Services Manager can also be performed by using command-line tools.

The following is a list of some of the actions that you perform in Terminal Services Manager and the command-line tool that can be used to accomplish the same action.

For a complete list of Terminal Services command-line tools, including information about syntax and usage, see Terminal Services Command Reference (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=89674).

Action in Terminal Services Manager Command-line tool

Log off a user from a session on a terminal server and delete the session from the server.

logoff

Send a message to a user on a terminal server.

msg

Display information about processes that are running on a terminal server.

qprocess

Display information about processes, sessions, and terminal servers.

query

Display information about processes that are running on a terminal server.

query process

Display information about sessions on a terminal server.

query session

Display information about user sessions on a terminal server.

query user

Display information about user sessions on a terminal server.

quser

Display information about sessions on a terminal server.

qwinsta

Reset (delete) a session on a terminal server.

reset session

Reset (delete) a session on a terminal server.

rwinsta

Remotely control an active session of another user on a terminal server.

shadow

Connect to another session on a terminal server.

tscon

Disconnect a session from a terminal server.

tsdiscon

End a process running in a session on a terminal server.

tskill

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