If you administer Windows servers you may sometimes find Remote Desktop (RDP) users cannot reconnect to their Remote Desktop Sessions due to local PC issues. The resolution to this issue is to remotely force user sign out via Task Manager.
This method will work on all Microsoft Server versions above version 2012 R2.
- Connect to the server as an Administrator using Remote Desktop:
- Right Click on the Start Menu:
- Select Task Manager:
- Select the Users tab:
- Right Click the user you need to sign off and click Sign Off:
- In the new popup window, click Sign out user:
The user has now been forcefully signed out of the server, all their applications have been closed.