force log out


  1. Posts : 102
    win7 Pro SP1 x86
       #1

    force log out


    I often need to log out and log back in to reset Win7 (usually due to Firefox frequent CTDs, but also due to occasional "white screen" which must be endemic to this system, has been here through 2 cpus, 2 OS, and 3 vid cards)). Now my concept of the computer hierarchy is ME at the top, then windows, then all other software; so when I tell win7 to log out I want it to do so with no further ado ... no whining about programs still running, no multiple prompts, no "may lose data" notices; just shut up and log out.

    What I want:
    -do three finger salute
    -click log out button
    -next thing on monitor is log in screen

    Is this possible?

    (Have read numerous threads but most are concerning admins logging out other users or blocking log out/log in options, etc.)
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  3. Posts : 2,409
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #3

    A simple command will logoff you immediately and kill all running programs under your session:
    Code:
    shutdown /l /f /t 00
    You may create a bat file or shortcut if you want to., but it should do.
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  4. Posts : 102
    win7 Pro SP1 x86
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks.
    Is "restart" completely restarting windows? or just back to login screen? Likewise for "shutdown", will that have me back at login screen or shutdown windows?

    What I seek is same as Start button > "Log off 'user name'" but without all the dialog with windows before it happens.
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC
       #5

    Do you want to fix the source of the issue? Firefox and its crashes?
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  6. Posts : 2,409
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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    originaljgf said:
    Thanks.
    Is "restart" completely restarting windows? or just back to login screen? Likewise for "shutdown", will that have me back at login screen or shutdown windows?

    What I seek is same as Start button > "Log off 'user name'" but without all the dialog with windows before it happens.
    The "shutdown" command covers all the possibliities of the close Windows dialog and a bit more in fact. Concretely, the sample I've passed means:

    /l: Logoff; IE close the active session and all running programs under it and return to the Windows login. For Terminal Server connections it also closes the connection. Services and drivers continue running unaffected.

    /f: Force. It means that if programs don't close gracefully after some time, terminate them forcefully. Data loss may occur.

    /t 00: Timeout. Here a timeout of 0 means "right now", IE, give no time to programs to close. Anything that doesn't close gracefully almost instantly will be terminated.

    The command also has switches for full restart, power off and other similar options. You may see the full explanation by issuing a "shutdown /?" command.
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  7. Posts : 102
    win7 Pro SP1 x86
    Thread Starter
       #7

    ThanksAlejandro. I tried the bat file and it briefly opens a DOS prompt with numerous lines of text but it closes too quickly to read, nothing else happens.
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  8. Posts : 2,409
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #8

    Try running it in a command line directly, or put a pause command afterwards so you can read the output.
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  9. Posts : 102
    win7 Pro SP1 x86
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Ran in command prompt as admin, this was result:


    M:\>shutdown /l /f /t 00
    Usage: shutdown [/i | /l | /s | /r | /g | /a | /p | /h | /e] [/f]
    [/m \\computer][/t xxx][/d [p|u:]xx:yy [/c "comment"]]

    No args Display help. This is the same as typing /?.
    /? Display help. This is the same as not typing any options.
    /i Display the graphical user interface (GUI).
    This must be the first option.
    /l Log off. This cannot be used with /m or /d options.
    /s Shutdown the computer.
    /r Shutdown and restart the computer.
    /g Shutdown and restart the computer. After the system is
    rebooted, restart any registered applications.
    /a Abort a system shutdown.
    This can only be used during the time-out period.
    /p Turn off the local computer with no time-out or warning.
    Can be used with /d and /f options.
    /h Hibernate the local computer.
    Can be used with the /f option.
    /e Document the reason for an unexpected shutdown of a computer.
    /m \\computer Specify the target computer.
    /t xxx Set the time-out period before shutdown to xxx seconds.
    The valid range is 0-315360000 (10 years), with a default of 30.
    If the timeout period is greater than 0, the /f parameter is
    implied.
    /c "comment" Comment on the reason for the restart or shutdown.
    Maximum of 512 characters allowed.
    /f Force running applications to close without forewarning users.
    The /f parameter is implied when a value greater than 0 is
    specified for the /t parameter.
    /d [p|u:]xx:yy Provide the reason for the restart or shutdown.
    p indicates that the restart or shutdown is planned.
    u indicates that the reason is user defined.
    If neither p nor u is specified the restart or shutdown is
    unplanned.
    xx is the major reason number (positive integer less than 256).
    yy is the minor reason number (positive integer less than 65536).


    Reasons on this computer:
    (E = Expected U = Unexpected P = planned, C = customer defined)
    Type Major Minor Title

    U 0 0 Other (Unplanned)
    E 0 0 Other (Unplanned)
    E P 0 0 Other (Planned)
    U 0 5 Other Failure: System Unresponsive
    E 1 1 Hardware: Maintenance (Unplanned)
    E P 1 1 Hardware: Maintenance (Planned)
    E 1 2 Hardware: Installation (Unplanned)
    E P 1 2 Hardware: Installation (Planned)
    E 2 2 Operating System: Recovery (Planned)
    E P 2 2 Operating System: Recovery (Planned)
    P 2 3 Operating System: Upgrade (Planned)
    E 2 4 Operating System: Reconfiguration (Unplanned)
    E P 2 4 Operating System: Reconfiguration (Planned)
    P 2 16 Operating System: Service pack (Planned)
    2 17 Operating System: Hot fix (Unplanned)
    P 2 17 Operating System: Hot fix (Planned)
    2 18 Operating System: Security fix (Unplanned)
    P 2 18 Operating System: Security fix (Planned)
    E 4 1 Application: Maintenance (Unplanned)
    E P 4 1 Application: Maintenance (Planned)
    E P 4 2 Application: Installation (Planned)
    E 4 5 Application: Unresponsive
    E 4 6 Application: Unstable
    U 5 15 System Failure: Stop error
    U 5 19 Security issue
    E 5 19 Security issue
    E P 5 19 Security issue
    E 5 20 Loss of network connectivity (Unplanned)
    U 6 11 Power Failure: Cord Unplugged
    U 6 12 Power Failure: Environment
    P 7 0 Legacy API shutdown

    M:\>
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