Is there a Difference between logoff and shutdown -l -command in Windows?
They both logoff the current session.
(Background: i had a Problem where the software in the costumers remotesession (w2k12) didn't ran correctly until i logged of via logoff from command line. The customer disconnects the session daily via a shortcut on the desktop, which starts a batch with the line shutdown -l)

Both are executables in system32-directory.
Do they run different logoff-sequences?

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They perform the same task

They are simply different applications that perform the same task. They both logoff a current session and close any applications that are associated with that session.

You asked.

Do the run different logoff-sequences?

No, they initiate the same logoff sequence.

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