PowerShell Functions to Get Logged On User and Logoff Logged On User

Two helpful PowerShell functions to help you check who is logged on remotely and to remotely log them off.

Remotely Get a Logged On User

This Get-LoggedOnUser will use Get-WmiObject to tell you who is logged on to a remote computer. You may use a comma-delimited list of computer names.

Function:

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function Get-LoggedOnUser
	{
		[CmdletBinding()]
		param
		(
			[Parameter()]
			[ValidateScript({ Test-Connection -ComputerName $_ -Quiet -Count 1 })]
			[ValidateNotNullOrEmpty()]
			[string[]]$ComputerName = $env:COMPUTERNAME
		)
	foreach ($comp in $ComputerName)
		{
			$output = @{ 'ComputerName' = $comp }
			$output.UserName = (Get-WmiObject -Class win32_computersystem -ComputerName $comp).UserName
			[PSCustomObject]$output
		}
	}

Example:

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Get-LoggedOnUser -ComputerName "SERVER01", "SERVER02", "SERVER03"

Remotely Logoff a Logged On User

This LogOff-LoggedOnUser function will use Get-WmiObject to log off a user. You may use a comma-delimited list of computer names.

Function:

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function LogOff-LoggedOnUser
	{
		[CmdletBinding()]
		param
		(
			[Parameter()]
			[ValidateScript({ Test-Connection -ComputerName $_ -Quiet -Count 1 })]
			[ValidateNotNullOrEmpty()]
			[string[]]$ComputerName = $env:COMPUTERNAME
		)
		foreach ($comp in $ComputerName)
		{
			$output = @{ 'ComputerName' = $comp }
			$output.UserName = (Get-WmiObject -Class win32_operatingsystem -ComputerName $comp).Win32Shutdown(4)
			[PSCustomObject]$output
		}
	}

Example:

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LogOff-LoggedOnUser -ComputerName "SERVER01", "SERVER02", "SERVER03"

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