8.1.7 Disconnecting Users
You can use the Shared Folders snap-in to disconnect one or all users that are connected though a network
to a computer if:
• You have made changes to shared folder and NTFS permissions and want the changes to take immediate
• You want to free idle connections on a computer so that other users can make a connection when you
reach the maximum number of connections.
• You want to shut down a server.
Note: Disconnecting users from open files can result in data loss. To prevent
data loss you should notify users that are connected to shared folders or files
that there will be a disruption to the computer or resource availability.