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  • Question

  • When I lock the computer I get the option to "swith user" even though there is only one account and the guest account is off.  Is the switch user option the default (instead of something like log off) or do I have a ghost account or something?
    THanks
    Tuesday, February 12, 2008 10:14 PM

Answers

  • Hi littlesk8erboy,
     
    Yes, the Switch User option is enabled by default even if there is only one account available on the system.
     
    Sincerely,
    Joson Zhou
    Microsoft Online Community Support

     

    Friday, February 15, 2008 3:14 AM
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All replies

  • Hi littlesk8erboy,
     
    Yes, the Switch User option is enabled by default even if there is only one account available on the system.
     
    Sincerely,
    Joson Zhou
    Microsoft Online Community Support

     

    Friday, February 15, 2008 3:14 AM
    Moderator
  • Can you disable this feature?

    Wednesday, March 12, 2008 12:05 AM
  • Hi, I have two users on my PC and when I try to use the switch user option it doesn't wokrs so I can't switch the user and have to close the session and start a new session with the other user. I have Windows XP SP 3.

    THX
    Friday, August 29, 2008 11:08 PM
  • Leonardo

     

    Please see my reply to your other message on this subject.

     

    XP Switch User doesn't work - TechNet Forums:
    http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=3812790&SiteID=17



    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience

    Saturday, August 30, 2008 2:53 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Kis Mi

     

    Yes, if you are using Vista Business or Ultimate, you can use the Group Policy Editor.

     

    If you are using Vista Home Basic or Home Premium, you can disable this in the registry.

     

    In Group Policy:

    Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Logon

    Hide entry points for Fast User Switching

    Set to Enable

    By enabling the policy, Administrators hide the Switch user button in the Logon UI, the Start menu and the Task Manager.
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    In the registry, navigate to:


    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System


    Right click and select New  DWord (32bit) Value.

     

    Rename the new value to:


    HideFastUserSwitching   (Case Sensitive).

     

    Double click the new value. In the Value Data Box, enter the number  1

     

    Click OK.

     

    Press F5 and exit the registry editor.

     


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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
    Saturday, August 30, 2008 2:57 AM
    Moderator