The Task Manager is also known as ‘that thing that comes up with Ctrl-Alt-Del’. With the releases of various Windows platforms, the Task Manager utility has evolved. The Users tab now available in Windows Server 2003 Task Manager is a long-overdue method of determining who is currently logged into the system.

The capability was available with Windows NT, but it was buried within User Manager for Domains within the Domain Policy. It was made slightly easier with Windows 2000, where user connections could be monitored through Computer Management, which is still around for Windows Server 2003. The ability to monitor current logons and connections through the Task Manager simply give the administrator a quick way to gauge the user connections on a server, not to mention the ability to disconnect a connection, or force a user to logoff.

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