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Disconnecting users from DC and Member server? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello Community

        Using Windows 2008 Server Domain Controller and member server
    how do you send users a message that you are going to disconnect
    them from the server and then disconnect them from the server and
    prevent them from logging back onto the server until you complete
    maintenance?

        Thank you
        Shabeaut

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:30 PM

Answers

  • You can press CTRL-ALT-DEL and go to "Users" tab. There you will find all users sessions on terminal server.

    Also you can find it at Server manager > Roles > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Services Manager > Your server 

    For kicking user you should right-click needed user and select "Log off"


    • Edited by Ko4evneG Friday, June 27, 2014 1:30 PM
    • Marked as answer by Shabeaut Friday, June 27, 2014 2:34 PM
    Friday, June 27, 2014 1:29 PM

All replies

  • Here you can find how to send message and here you can find how prevent new users from logging in.
    Thursday, June 26, 2014 8:57 AM
  • Hi,

    You can use msg.exe to send message to the domain users.

    To send the message to all users who are logged on, type:

    msg * Your Message

    To prevent users from logging into the server, follow the steps below,

    1. Right click Computer, click Properties
    2. Click Remote setting
    3. In the Remote Desktop, check “Don’t allow connections to this computer”
    4. Click OK.

    For detailed information, please refer to the link below,

    Msg

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490796.aspx

    Hope this helps.



    Steven Lee

    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, June 26, 2014 9:48 AM
  • Hello Ko4evenG and Steven Lee

        Actually how do you disconnect users that ignored the Server will be won't be available message
    (is the process the same for a DC and member server)?

        Thank you
        Shabeaut

    Friday, June 27, 2014 12:31 AM
  • Usually I just kick users, unless I know that user can perform very important work. If I strictly need all users log off the server, then I use Allow reconnections, but prevent new logons until the server is restarted setting and waiting day or two, untill all users gone. Also if you have one or two users, you can simply call them :)
    Friday, June 27, 2014 6:14 AM
  • Hello Ko4evneG

        The reason I am asking this question is because it has been awhile since I had to do this
    type of thing. 

        But I remember from NT4.0 that the server allowed you to see who was connected and then
    disconnect them. 

        So I naturally assumed that Microsoft would not remove this feature. Do you remember
    how that and if not, how do you kick the users off these days?

        Thank you
        Shabeaut

    Friday, June 27, 2014 1:24 PM
  • You can press CTRL-ALT-DEL and go to "Users" tab. There you will find all users sessions on terminal server.

    Also you can find it at Server manager > Roles > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Services Manager > Your server 

    For kicking user you should right-click needed user and select "Log off"


    • Edited by Ko4evneG Friday, June 27, 2014 1:30 PM
    • Marked as answer by Shabeaut Friday, June 27, 2014 2:34 PM
    Friday, June 27, 2014 1:29 PM