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  1. tscon {sessionid | sessionname}

    how to use it? what should I put in place of sessionid or sessionname? I tried putting the user name, but its not working, its says session name not found. I even tried

    tscon computernameusername
    still the same problem.

    Please help.
    Thanks.

    • Open a CMD prompt, and run the following command:
      %SystemRoot%System32tasklist.exe

      TaskList will give you a list of all the running process, it also includes the Session Name (if there is one) and Session# (Note: the user must already be logged in to switch to it; otherwise first use “%SystemRoot%System32tsdiscon.exe /v” to disconnect from the current session [/v will write the current session name and ID to the command window while disconnecting; but you will need to log back on to that account to see it], and then logon as a different user to stat the new session. Now you can switch back using %SystemRoot%System32tscon.exe see the notes below.).

      Open a CMD prompt, and run the following (/V is optional):
      tsdiscon.exe /v

      Optional Verbose Output (only visible if you log back in after using /V above):
      “Disconnecting sessionID 2 from sessionname Console”

      Logon as a new user, Open an Elevated CMD prompt [Runas Administrator], run the following command to switchback to session 2:
      tscon.exe 2 /DEST:Console /PASSWORD:* /V

      Note: * will prompt you for the password of the account/session you are switching to; otherwise the password needs to be entered in the command in lieu of the asterisk as plan text.

      Now to switch back to session 1, run the following from an Elevated CMD prompt (enter the password for the account that is logged in to Session 1 when prompted):
      tscon.exe 1 /DEST:Console /PASSWORD:* /V

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