Manage RDP Sessions from command line

|  Posted: February 22, 2011  |  Categories: General Technical

This is basically a note to myself, as BizTalk person you tend to remotely login to multiple machines frequently. Often time I’ll be greeted with the message “Terminal services exceeded the maximum connections”. The main reason will be, people tend to login and don’t bother to logoff. For me the quickest way to figure out all the logged in user and kick them off is by couple of commands

The first one to see all the logged in sessions using the command:

qwinsta /server:<<servername>>


qwinsta /server:UKRAS923WIN2K (btw, this is just a factious name :-))


To disconnect someone after seeing their long inactive period. you simple use this command

rwinsta /server:<<servername>> <ID>

Example: rwinsta /server:UKRAS923WIN2K 3



Author: Saravana Kumar

Saravana Kumar is the Founder and CEO of BizTalk360 | Serverless360 | Atomic Scope | Document360. Founder of multiple B2B products that solve the pain point of enterprise customers. Entrepreneur, Investor, and Technical enthusiast. Passionate about running and scaling a company in a profitable way with calculated risks.

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