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  • I am an administrator for a small business. For security reasons we have turned off Fast User Switching and enabled locking after a certain period of time on Windows 7. On Windows XP we would just hit Crtl+Alt+Del and login there by forcing off the user.  How would you force a user off a computer in that is locked in Windows 7?

    Environment 2003 Active Directory

    Wednesday, November 2, 2011 11:15 PM

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    <56966911-93f1-4d97-84db-dc7ad318f55a@communitybridge.codeplex.com>
    someone claiming to be SOL_667 typed:

    I am an administrator for a small business. For security reasons we have turned off Fast User Switching and enabled locking after a certain period of time on Windows 7. On Windows XP we would just hit Crtl+Alt+Del and login there by forcing off the user.  How would you force a user off a computer in that is locked in Windows 7?

    I haven't tested but I believe that the "Switch User" button should
    still be there, and this button will expose the login screen which would
    potentially allow an administrator to login.

    Thursday, November 3, 2011 1:17 AM
  • Fast user switching is hidden by GPO.  I used to just Ctrl-alt-del and login and Pop up would say some thing like "Are sure you want to logoff %user%" and you say yes and that forces them off.

    When I hit Ctrl-alt-del now I only get the user name screen with only a password dialog box to fill. I cannot change the username.

    Thursday, November 3, 2011 10:10 PM