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Manage User Stations

Liza Poggemeyer|Last Updated: 10/20/2016

This section discusses managing the stations that make up the MultiPoint Services system. Managing a MultiPoint Services system includes both managing the hardware and software components of MultiPoint Manager. In a MultiPoint Services system, a desktop is the software user interface presented on the monitor for each user station.

Station status

You can view the following types of status for each desktop on the Stations tab. Status includes:

  • Users who are logged on

  • User sessions that are suspended, but are still active on the computer

  • Which stations are being used and by which user

For more information about viewing desktop status, see the View User Connection Status topic.


You can assign friendly names to each station, which might help you identify the stations more easily. Use Identify station, which dipslays the station name on the assigned screen.

Different ways to log standard users off of the MultiPoint Services system

As an administrative user, you can log off Windows at any time, which will have no effect on active users in your MultiPoint Services system. Standard users can disconnect their session or log off the MultiPoint Services system too. In the care where disk protection is enabled, if a user is leaving for the day, they should make sure to save their work on the computer or an external storage device so that when the MultiPoint Services system is shut down, the user can still retrieve their saved work another day.

As an administrative user, you might need to end a standard user’s session, rather than having the user log off. You can end a standard user’s session in one of two ways:

  • End the session and log the user off. For more information about ending a user’s session, see the End a User Session topic.

  • Suspend the user to temporarily end the user’s session, but keep the session active in the MultiPoint Services system’s computer memory. The suspended user can then reconnect to the session from the same station or a different station and continue his or her work. For more information about suspending a user’s session, see the Suspend and Leave User Session Active topic.

Set a station to automatically log on

As an administrative user, you can set up one or more stations to automatically log on when the computer that is running MultiPoint Services starts. For more information about automatically logging on, see the Set Up a Station for Automatic Logon topic.

Split a station

Any station monitor that has a resolution greater than 1024x768 can be split into two stations. For more information about splitting a station, see the Split a User Station topic.

See Also

View User Connection Status
Log off or Disconnect User Sessions
Suspend and Leave User Session Active
Set Up a Station for Automatic Logon
End a User Session
Split a User Station

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