How to kill RDP sessions remotely

Problem: How to reset/kill Remote Desktop Connection(RDP) remotely

Yyou probably have ran into message “The terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections”. Fortunately, there is way to reset RDP connection remotely from command prompt. In command prompt, execute following commands to kill terminal services sessions remotely.

Step 1. Gain enough privilege to kill RDP connection on the server. net use \\servername_or_IP /USER:username “password“, if not in same domain or if your user does not have enough permissions.

Step2. List the connection to a particular server and get session ID. query session /server:servername

Step3. Reset the session which you don’t need using ID of the session from Step 2.

reset session ID /server:servername_or_IP That’s it!

Hope this information can save you some time.


About rodvars
Been working in IT Services/Consulting for the past 15 years. My main areas of work are planning, development, managing and administration System infrastructures focusing on optimizing user processes, enforcing business security, performance enhancements, high availabilty and infrastucture scalability.

One Response to How to kill RDP sessions remotely

  1. kane says:

    It helps a lot and thank you very much.

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