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How to sign out from Windows Server 2022

Sometimes it is hard to find user interface buttons to sign out from Windows Server. This lesson explains how to sign out from Windows Server 2022, using Desktop Experience interface and Command Prompt terminal (cmd.exe).

How to sign out from Windows Server 2022, using Desktop Experience interface

How to sign out from Windows start menu

Follow below steps to sign out using Windows start menu.

Step 1 - Click Windows start menu button to open start menu. Windows start menu button is shown below.

windows-server-startmenu-button-02.jpg

 

Step 2 - Locate the current logged-in user button in Windows start menu. Click on user button in Windows start menu. Please refer below image.

windows-server-startmenu-user.jpg

 

Step 3 - Click Sign out button as shown in below image. Please note that the user will be signed-off immediately after clicking the Sign out button, without any warning message.

sign-out-button-windows-server-startmenu.jpg

 

How to sign out using Windows Start menu button’s context menu

To sign out from Windows Server 2022, using Start menu button’s context menu, follow below steps.

Step 1 - Right-click on Windows start menu button. Windows start menu button is shown below.

windows-server-startmenu-button-02.jpg

 

Step 2 - Start menu button’s context menu will be popped-up. First, click Shut down or sign out and then click Sign out, as shown below. Note that the user will be signed-out immediately after clicking the Sign out menu button.

windows-server-startmenu-context-menu.jpg

 

How to sign out from Windows Server 2022, using Command Prompt terminal (cmd.exe)

How to use shutdown.exe /l command to sign out from Windows Server 2022

You may use shutdown.exe /l command to sign out from Windows Server 2022, as shown below.

shutdown.exe /l 

 

Please refer below screen shot.

shutdown-exe-l-to-sign-out.jpg

 

How to use logoff command to sign out from Windows Server 2022

Another option to sign out from Windows Server 2022 using Command Prompt terminal (cmd.exe) is logoff command.

logoff 

 

Please refer below screen shot.

logoff-command-to-sign-out.jpg

 

Written by Jajish Thomas.
Last updated on 25th May, 2022.

 

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