Reset session

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

Reset session

Enables you to reset (delete) a session from the terminal server.


reset session {SessionName | SessionID} [/server:ServerName] [/v]

The name of the session you want to reset. To determine the name of the session, use the query session command.

The ID of the session to reset.

/server: ServerName
Specifies the terminal server containing the session you want to reset. Otherwise, the current terminal server is used.

Displays information about the actions being performed.

Displays help at the command prompt.

  • You can always reset your own sessions, but you must have Full Control access permission to reset another user's session.

  • Be aware that resetting a user's session without warning the user can result in the loss of data at the session.

  • You should reset a session only when it malfunctions or appears to have stopped responding.

  • The /server parameter is required only if you use reset session from a remote server.


To reset the session designated rdp-tcp#6, type:

reset session rdp-tcp#6

To reset the session using session ID 3, type:

reset session 3

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