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Windows 2000 Terminal Services Session Management Tools

This article was previously published under Q243202
SUMMARY
You can use a variety of command-line tools in Windows 2000 Terminal Services to manage a server running Terminal Services. This article briefly describes the Tscon.exe, Tsdiscon.exe, Tsshutdn.exe, Tskill.exe, and Rwinsta.exe tools, and the purpose they serve in administering a computer running Windows 2000 Terminal Server.
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Tscon.exe

Tscon.exe attaches a user session to a previously connected Terminal Server session.

Syntax for Tscon.exe:
TSCON [sessionid | sessionname] [/SERVER:servername] [/DEST:sessionname]        [/PASSWORD:pw] [/V]  sessionid          The ID of the session.  sessionname        The name of the session.  /SERVER:servername The name of the Terminal Server to connect to (default is current).  /DEST:sessionname  Connect the session to destination sessionname.  /PASSWORD:pw       Password of user owning identified session.  /v                 Displays information about the actions performed.  Example: tscon 3 /server:cprsrv02 /dest:rdp-tcp#3 /password:* /v				

Tsdiscon.exe

Tsdiscon.exe disconnects an active Terminal Server session.

Syntax for Tsdiscon.exe:
TSDISCON [sessionid | sessionname] [/SERVER:servername] [/V]  sessionid           The ID of the session.  sessionname         The name of the session.  /SERVER:servername  Specifies the Terminal Server (default is current).  /v                  Displays information about the actions performed.  Example: tsdiscon 3 /server:cprsrv02 /v				

Tsshutdn.exe

Tsshutdn.exe shuts down a Terminal Server in a controlled manner.

Syntax for Tsshutdn.exe:
TSSHUTDN [wait_time] [/SERVER:servername] [/REBOOT] [/POWERDOWN]         [/DELAY:logoffdelay] [/V]  wait_time           Seconds to wait after user notification before                      terminating all user sessions (default is 60).  /SERVER:servername  The server to shut down (default is current).  /REBOOT             Reboot the server after user sessions are terminated.  /POWERDOWN          The server prepares for powering off.  /DELAY:logoffdelay  Seconds to wait after logging off all connected                      sessions (default is 30).  /v                  Display information about actions being performed.  Example: tsshutdn 60 /server:cprsrv02 /reboot /delay:30 /v				

Tskill.exe

Tskill.exe ends an active process and/or processes on a selected server.

Syntax for Tskill.exe:
TSKILL processid | processname [/SERVER:servername] [/ID:sessionid | /A] [/V]  processid           Process ID for the process to be terminated.  processname         Process name to be terminated.  /SERVER:servername  Server containing processID (default is current).                         /ID or /A must be specified when using processname                         and /SERVER  /ID:sessionid       End process running under the specified session.  /a                  End process running under all sessions.  /v                  Display information about actions being performed.  Example: tskill 172 /server:cprsrv02 /id:3 /v				

Rwinsta.exe

Rwinsta.exe resets the session subsystem hardware and software to known initial values.

Syntax for Rwinsta.exe:
RESET SESSION {sessionname | sessionid} [/SERVER:servername] [/V]  sessionname         Identifies the session with name sessionname.  sessionid           Identifies the session with ID sessionid.  /SERVER:servername  The server containing the session (default is current).  /v                  Display additional information.  Example: rwinsta 3 /server:cprsrv02 /v				
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Article ID: 243202 - Last Review: 02/28/2007 23:53:21 - Revision: 2.2

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
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