Windows Server 2012 has been updated with the look and feel of Windows 8 and logging out can be a little ambiguous. Logging out of your server session can also be helpful for resolving program issues.
To completely log out of your server session, please follow these simple steps:
STEP 1 – Left click on the Windows Start Menu icon in the far bottom left of the screen. This will open the Windows Start Menu screen.
STEP 2 – In the top right of the screen, left-click your username. This will produce a drop-down menu. Simply left click the “Sign Out” option. This will close all your open programs and log out of the server completely.
STEP 3 – You will now arrive at your local regular desktop. If you want to log back in, simply log back into the server.