How to switch users on Windows 8 (Non-pro edition) using the Command Prompt or 3rd-party software RRS feed

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  • Greetings!
    A forum moderator of Microsoft Community has suggested that I repost my question here.

    What I need to do is to find a way to switch users automatically right after the main user account has logged in (when Windows 8 start-up process is over). The sequence should be like this: booting the OS -> logging into the main user account -> logging it off -> logging into another user account.    

    Since the edition of the OS is non-pro I cannot use scripts involving Group Policies Editor nor can I resort to the commands provided by 'quser' which is missing. From my understanding, 'Tscon' allows to switch to a user who's already logged in, and 'tsdiscon' just gets me to the Logon Screen.
    If there's no other way to switch users via the Command Prompt what 3rd party software would you recommend that's capable of switching users and has a CLI so that I could use it with Windows Task Scheduler?

    (Have been looking into the problem for three hours.. to no avail) 

    Friday, June 2, 2017 1:18 AM