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Updated: August 9, 2015


Ends an interactive session with a remote computer.


The following abbreviations are aliases for this cmdlet: 

  • exsn


Exit-PSSession [ <CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

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 cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -InformationAction, -InformationVariable, -OutVariable, -OutBuffer, -PipelineVariable, -Verbose, -WarningAction, and -WarningVariable. For more information, see    about_CommonParameters.


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

  • None

    You cannot pipe objects to Exit-PSSession.


The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • None

    This cmdlet does not return any output.


  • This cmdlet takes only the common parameters.


-------------------------- EXAMPLE 1 --------------------------

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

Enter-PSSession -computername Server01
Server01\PS> Exit-PSSession
PS C:\>

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 2 --------------------------

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.

$s = new-pssession -computername Server01
PS C:\>Enter-PSSession -session $s
Server01\PS> Exit-PSSession
PS C:\>$s
Id Name            ComputerName    State    ConfigurationName
-- ----            ------------    -----    -----------------
1  Session1        Server01        Opened   Microsoft.PowerShell

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 3 --------------------------

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.

Enter-PSSession -computername Server01
Server01\PS> exit
PS C:\>

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