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Updated: April 21, 2010

Applies To: Windows PowerShell 2.0

Ends an interactive session with a remote computer.


Exit-PSSession [<CommonParameters>]


The Exit-PSSession cmdlet ends interactive sessions that you started by using Enter-PSSession.

You can also use the Exit keyword to end an interactive session. The effect is the same as using Exit-PSSession.



This command supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug, ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, OutBuffer, OutVariable, WarningAction, and WarningVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.

Inputs and Outputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet. The return type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet returns.




You cannot pipe objects to Exit-PSSession.



This cmdlet does not return any output.


This cmdlet takes only the common parameters.

Example 1

C:\PS>Enter-PSSession -computername Server01

Server01\PS> Exit-PSSession




These commands start and then stop an interactive session with the Server01 remote computer.

Example 2

C:\PS>$s = new-pssession -computername Server01

C:\PS> Enter-PSSession -session $s

Server01\PS> Exit-PSSession

C:\PS> $s

Id Name            ComputerName    State    ConfigurationName
-- ----            ------------    -----    -----------------
1  Session1        Server01        Opened   Microsoft.PowerShell



These commands start and stop an interactive session with the Server01 computer that uses a Windows PowerShell session (PSSession).

Because the interactive session was started by using a Windows PowerShell session (PSSession), the PSSession is still available when the interactive session ends. If you use the ComputerName parameter, Enter-PSSession creates a temporary session that it closes when the interactive session ends.

The first command uses the New-PSSession cmdlet to create a PSSession on the Server01 computer. The command saves the PSSession in the $s variable.

The second command uses the Enter-PSSession cmdlet to start an interactive session using the PSSession in $s.

The third command uses the Exit-PSSession cmdlet to stop the interactive session.

The final command displays the PSSession in the $s variable. The State property shows the PSSession is still open and available for use.

Example 3

C:\PS>Enter-PSSession -computername Server01

Server01\PS> exit




This command uses the Exit keyword to stop an interactive session started by using the Enter-PSSession cmdlet. The Exit keyword has the same effect as using Exit-PSSession.

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