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Disconnect a Terminal Server session

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

To disconnect from a session

  1. Open Terminal Services Manager.

  2. Right-click the session you want to disconnect, and then click Disconnect.


  • You can always disconnect from your own sessions, but you must have Full Control permission to disconnect a session belonging to another user.

  • To open Terminal Services Manager, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Terminal Services Manager.

  • When you disconnect a session, the session remains attached to the terminal server in the disconnected state and any applications that are running continue to run. The applications remain running when the session is reconnected, with no loss of data.

  • You can also use the tsdiscon command to disconnect a session.

  • You can reset a session that is in the disconnected state, deleting the session from the server. You must have Full Control permission to do this.

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.

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