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Windows 7 remote desktop connection cannot logoff the local user

    Question

  • Windows 7 remote desktop connection cannot logoff the local user

    Remote Desktop connection:
    (This experience is from Windows 7 remote to Windows Embedded Standard 7 computer)

    I used Remote Desktop to try to log on to a Windows 7 (WES7E) computer and someone is already logged on locally (Console Session), I saw a message like this:

    "Another user is currently logged on to this computer.  If you continue, this user has to disconnect from this computer.  Do you want to continue?"

    I click on Yes.

    Then I saw "Please wait for [username] to respond".  No action from the logged-on local user, I waited for 30 seconds, then I was able to login the computer and at the same time was able to disconnect the logged-on local user. 

    Question:

    1. "Another user is currently logged on to this computer..." message doesn't show me the actual logged-on user name.  Is there any way to show the user name in this pop-up message?

    2. After waiting for 30 seconds, I was able to login the computer and the logged-on local user is disconnected, however this local user is never been logged-off.  I wanted to logoff the local user (with Console Session) when I made the connection remotely to the computer from remote desktop (Just like Windows XP)  Is there any group policy can change the behavior?

    The policies I have looked at are:

    Local Computer Policy | Computer Config | Admin Templates | Windows Components | Remote Desktop Services|Connections|Deny logoff of an administrator logged in to the console session => disabled

    Regards,

    Mei Davis

    Thursday, August 09, 2012 2:00 PM

Answers

  • Hi ,

    These behavior is by design. There is no way to change that. Thank you for your understanding.

    Best Regards.


    Tracy Cai

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Mei2012 Monday, August 13, 2012 8:43 PM
    Friday, August 10, 2012 6:02 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi ,

    These behavior is by design. There is no way to change that. Thank you for your understanding.

    Best Regards.


    Tracy Cai

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Mei2012 Monday, August 13, 2012 8:43 PM
    Friday, August 10, 2012 6:02 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

     1) So there really isn't a way to log of the (local) user when connecting to a workstation in the domain as an administrator (Remote Desktop connection)?
     2) What's the new way to connect when something "bad happens" (for example a domain user is doing something nasty) and you want to take over the machine?

    (Why does MS always change one of the few nice things... :-(



    • Proposed as answer by xschen2000 Friday, January 24, 2014 7:58 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by xschen2000 Friday, January 24, 2014 7:58 PM
    Monday, December 17, 2012 1:31 PM
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    Harry Chen

    Friday, January 24, 2014 9:09 PM