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How do you log out of an RDP session when they are using some program other than explorer.exe as the shell? Normally I use the start menu to log out of an RDP session, but in this case msaccess.exe is the shell so there is no start menu.

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Aside from, say waiting for it to timeout... –  leeand00 Jul 31 '12 at 18:55

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Terminating the shell (i.e., Explorer or something else) doesn't log you out. Your login session over RDP is more than just your shell. Try this command in a Command Prompt window on the machine you want to logout from (i.e., the machine you have RDP'ed into):

C:\windows\system32\shutdown.exe /L

It should log you out without shutting down the machine.

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On my local machine right? Cause I don't want to shut their server down. –  leeand00 Jul 31 '12 at 19:04
    
No, on the machine you want to logout from. –  Fran Jul 31 '12 at 19:04
    
Well I don't have a command prompt window over there... –  leeand00 Jul 31 '12 at 19:04
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Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc. That will launch Task Manager. Use the File -> New Task (Run...) menu item to launch cmd.exe. That will open a Command Prompt. –  Fran Jul 31 '12 at 19:06
    
Oh ....or I could exit Access :-p :) –  leeand00 Jul 31 '12 at 19:09

Exit the program that is set as the shell.

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That turned out to work for him, but exiting Explorer doesn't have the same effect in an RDP session (at least not in Windows 7). Strange. –  Fran Jul 31 '12 at 19:18

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