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Windows Support: Finding Remote Logged On Users
Have you ever tried to log into a remote computer running Windows, but you were not able to because too many people were already logged in? When this happens, the typical error is usually this:
The terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections.
Here is a simple Windows command to determine who is already logged into another computer. I believe the other computer must be running Windows too, but I am not 100% sure. With this information, you now know which person(s) to ask if they can logoff so that you can login.
query user /server:MACHINE_NAME
Here is a short quick example of this command in action with its output:
C:\>query user /server:MACHINE_NAME
USERNAME SESSIONNAME ID STATE IDLE TIME LOGON TIME
USERNAME1 rdp-tcp#45 1 Active 7:05 4/28/2009 10:49 PM
USERNAME2 rdp-tcp#47 2 Active 57 4/29/2009 11:22 AM
Alternatively, you can also see all the sessions running on the machine to determine who is running what.
query session /server:MACHINE_NAME
Here is an example of this command in action with its output:
C:\>query session /server:MACHINE_NAME
SESSIONNAME USERNAME ID STATE TYPE DEVICE
console 0 Conn wdcon
rdp-tcp 65536 Listen rdpwd
rdp-tcp#45 USERNAME1 1 Active rdpwd
rdp-tcp#47 USERNAME2 2 Active rdpwd