Remove User Session with "logoff" Command

Q

How to remove a user session with "logoff" command on my Windows 7 computer?

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A

If you see a user session running on your Windows 7 computer, you can use the "logoff" command to remove it:

C:\fyicenter>logoff /?
Terminates a session.

LOGOFF [sessionname | sessionid] [/SERVER:servername] [/V] [/VM]

  sessionname         The name of the session.
  sessionid           The ID of the session.
  /SERVER:servername  Specifies the Remote Desktop server containing the user
                      session to log off (default is current).
  /V                  Displays information about the actions performed.
  /VM                 Logs off a session on server or within virtual machine. 
                      The unique ID of the session needs to be specified.

For example:

C:\fyicenter>query session
 SESSIONNAME       USERNAME                 ID  STATE   TYPE        DEVICE
 services                                    0  Disc
 console                                     1  Conn
                   joe_tester                2  Disc
                   jay_writer                3  Disc
>rdp-tcp#0         fyicenter                 5  Active  rdpwd
 rdp-tcp                                 65536  Listen

C:\fyicenter>logoff 2 /V
Logging off session ID 2

C:\fyicenter>query session
 SESSIONNAME       USERNAME                 ID  STATE   TYPE        DEVICE
 services                                    0  Disc
 console                                     1  Conn
                   jay_writer                3  Disc
>rdp-tcp#0         fyicenter                 5  Active  rdpwd
 rdp-tcp                                 65536  Listen

joe_tester is forced to logoff from the computer now.

Warning: forcing someone logoff will terminate all his/her running programs. any un-saved data will be lost.

 

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