The NET command is used to manage open files and user sessions.
Syntax NET SESSION [\\computername [/DELETE] | /LIST] NET FILE [id [/CLOSE]] Key computername A computer whose shared resources you want to view. domainname The domain to view, by default all domains in the LAN. /DELETE End the session and close all open files for that session, if computername is omitted all sessions are ended. /LIST Display information in a list rather than a table. id The identification number of the file. /CLOSE Close an open file and remove file locks
Display all the open shared files on a server and the lock-id
Close a shared file (disconnect other users and remove file locks) type this command from the server where the file is shared.
NET FILE id /CLOSE
List all sessions connected to this machine:
NET SESSION | Find "\\"
List sessions from a given machine
NET SESSION \\ComputerName
Disconnect all sessions connected to this machine
NET SESSION /DELETE
Disconnect all sessions connected to this machine (without any prompts)
NET SESSION /DELETE /y
Disconnect sessions from a given machine
NET SESSION \\ComputerName /DELETE
NET SESSION displays incoming connections only, in other words it must be run on the machine that is acting as the server.
To create file shares the SERVER service must be running, which in turn requires 'File and Print Sharing' to be installed.
Administrator privileges are required to run the NET SESSION command, if run from a non-elevated session it will return an ERRORLEVEL = 5 Access is Denied.
NET SESSION requires the Server service to be running
“Never mistake activity for achievement” ~ John Wooden
NET - Manage network resources
NET USE - connect to a file share
OPENFILES - List or disconnect open files, local or remote (Win XP)
PsFile - Show files opened remotely
PsLoggedOn - Who's logged on.
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Q321711 - DrMapSrv DriveShare utility for Win 2K Terminal Services
Powershell: Get-WmiObject win32_share
Equivalent bash command (Linux): who currently logged in