Microsoft DOS logoff command

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

About logoff

The logoff command is an external command that allows a user to quickly logoff their computer from the command line or within a batch file.

Availability

The logoff command is an external command that is available in the below Microsoft operating systems as logoff.exe.

Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10

Logoff syntax

Windows Vista and later syntax

LOGOFF [sessionname | sessionid] [/SERVER:servername] [/V] [/VM]

sessionname The name of the session.
sessionid The ID of the session.
/SERVER:servername Specifies the Terminal server containing the user session to log off (default is current).
/V Displays information about the actions performed.
/VM Logs off a session on server or within virtual machine. The unique ID of the session needs to be specified.

Windows XP and earlier syntax

LOGOFF [sessionname | sessionid] [/SERVER:servername] [/V]

sessionname The name of the session.
sessionid The ID of the session.
/SERVER:servername Specifies the Terminal server containing the user session to log off (default is current).
/V Displays information about the actions performed.

Logoff Examples

logoff

Would immediately log off the profile currently logged into Windows.

Note: Running this command does not prompt you if you're sure you want to logoff.

Additional information

  • See our logoff definition for further information and related links on this term.