Lock Computer,Workstation, Desktop or Server from Command Line – Command Prompt

Lock Computer from Command Line

Lock Windows From Command line

Lock a Desktop or Server from Command line

Lock A Desktop using Command line

To lock a computer desktop or server from a command line or command prompt use the following (not case sensitive):

RUNDLL32 USER32.DLL,LockWorkStation

To run the command, open a command prompt window by clicking on Start then type cmd (or upper case CMD – case does not matter) then hit enter or click on the small CMD icon that appears as you search above the search field itself.


When the command window opens paste or type RUNDLL32 USER32.DLL,LockWorkStation  and hit enter.

CTRL ALT DELETE while in Remote Desktop RDP /RDC session

To send Control Alt Delete while in an RDP / RDC remote control session use the keys CTRL + ALT plus the End key.

Logoff using Command line

To logoff a workstation (XP, Windows 7 , Windows 8) or Microsoft Server and version open a command window and type logoff and hit enter (case does not matter so you may use LOGOFF )







About pctechgo
Work in technology field, touch many types of technologies from Exchange servers, to Citrix XenApp, virtualization like vmware, xenserver, MS hyper-V. Install servers, server apps, blackberry servers, networking hardware like Cisco switches routers, ASA firewalls, Sonicwall firewalls, and of course all levels of Microsoft from AD, DNS, to even desktops.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: