LKBEN10732: Managing Terminal Services Sessions Remotely

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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Latest update: 05/10/2020 | Comment:


You have to manage TSE sessions from remote.




Windows 2000+  (includes Windows XP and 2003) have two command-line tools called
qwinsta and rwinsta that can query and reset a remote session. 

To query the Sessions:
- Run qwinsta (Query WINdows STAtion) for example:
   "qwinsta /server:IP-Adress"
   => You will get a list of active sessions with the corresponding ID

To reset a session:
- Detect the correct ID with qwinsta
- Run rwinsta (Reset WINdows STAtion) for example:
  "rwinsta /server:IP-Adress Session-ID"


About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.


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