logoff

Applies to: Windows Server (Semi-Annual Channel), Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

Logs off a user from a session on a Remote Desktop Session Host server and deletes the session.

Syntax

logoff [<sessionname> | <sessionID>] [/server:<servername>] [/v]

Parameters

Parameter Description
<sessionname> Specifies the name of the session. This must be an active session.
<sessionID> Specifies the numeric ID which identifies the session to the server.
/server:<servername> Specifies the Remote Desktop Session Host server that contains the session whose user you want to log off. If unspecified, the server on which you are currently active is used.
/v Displays information about the actions being performed.
/? Displays help at the command prompt.

Remarks

  • You can always log off yourself from the session to which you are currently logged on. You must, however, have Full Control permission to log off users from other sessions.

  • Logging off a user from a session without warning can result in loss of data at the user's session. You should send a message to the user by using the msg command to warn the user before taking this action.

  • If <sessionID> or <sessionname> isn't specified, logoff logs the user off from the current session.

  • After you log off a user, all processes end and the session is deleted from the server.

  • You can't log off a user from the console session.

Examples

To log off a user from the current session, type:

logoff

To log off a user from a session by using the session's ID, for example session 12, type:

logoff 12

To log off a user from a session by using the name of the session and server, for example session TERM04 on Server1, type:

logoff TERM04 /server:Server1

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