Logging out of a 2016 Server

Windows Server 2016 has been updated with the look and feel of Windows 10 and logging out can be a little ambiguous. Logging out of your server session can also be helpful for resolving program issues and also helps keep the server running well.

We recommend logging out of the server when you’re finished for the day or do not plan to log back in for a while (i.e. extended lunch breaks etc).

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 left side of the menu, left-click the small user icon as below. This will produce another menu. Simply left click the “Sign Out” option. This will close all your open programs and log out of the server completely.


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