Disconnects a client from a multicast transmission or namespace. Note that if you do not use the /force option with this command, the default behavior is as follows:


WDSUTIL /Disconnect-Client /ClientId:<Client ID> [/Server:<Server name>] [/Force]


Parameter Description

/ClientId:<Client ID>

Specifies the ID of the client to be disconnected.

[/Server:<Server name>]

Specifies the name of the server. This can be either the NetBIOS name or the fully qualified domain name (FQDN). If no server name is specified, the local server will be used.


Stops the installation completely and does not use a fallback method.


You should use this option with caution because the installation will fail and the computer could be left in an unusable state.


To disconnect a client, type:

WDSUTIL /Disconnect-Client /ClientId:1

To disconnect a client and force the installation to fail, type:

WDSUTIL /Disconnect-Client /Server:MyWDSServer /ClientId:1 /Force

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