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I want to know whether it will affect users if I reboot my server? Can I find out who is currently logged on to my Windows Server 2003?

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  • did you mean reboot?
    – JamesRyan
    Jan 4 '12 at 16:16
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Computer Management -> Shared Folders -> Sessions

This will show current users logged in users to any Shares (Printers/Mapped Drives/Etc). Then I usually check Open Files and notify those users.

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    If you're talking about workstation authentication... then there's no way to tell from the server who is logged in. You must go to each workstation (or write a script to do it for you) and look at the "LOGONSERVER" environment variable. Rebooting a server won't force users to log off though.
    – TheCompWiz
    Jan 4 '12 at 16:08
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From command line use qwinsta for query and rwinsta to remove user sessions.

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Yes, see How Can I List Open Sessions and Open Files on a Computer?

If it is a DC the effect will be that users cannot authenticate to that DC until it's back up (that may or may not be an issue depending on your environment)

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For remotely checking who is currently logged in PsLoggedOn is a great tool.

Example: Psloggedon \\ComputerName/IPaddress

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