Win 8 only shows two keys on logon screen - wont allow switch user RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    When I am on the Win 8 logon screen, it only displays two squares with large key images.  One appears to be to login with a Microsoft account, the other allows logon to the computer ONLY IF you know the user names.

    Also, when I try to switch user, I get a message stating that only one user can be logged on to the computer at a time.

    I suspect these two issues are related...

    I would like my logon screen to display my local users (minus admin) and determine why I cannot switch users.

    Thank you for the help!

    - Chris

    Friday, April 19, 2013 3:20 PM

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  • Would you mind to post back some screenshots about your issue?

    In Control Panel , under user account, check your accounts

    Friday, April 19, 2013 3:43 PM
  • go to desktop alt f4 switch user. Everything works for me. I do not receive a error. I use a local account, if you are using a Microsoft account the situation will occur, its not an error or problem it is how the Microsoft account works for safety reasons. I can be login with multi users with local account. I do like that safety feature in windows 8 Microsoft account. Only one login at a time. Prevents hacker login with a admin account 

    • Edited by colakid Friday, April 19, 2013 9:54 PM
    Friday, April 19, 2013 9:30 PM
  • Below is a screenshot of my Logon screen and error message.

    Logon Screen

    Logon Error

    Sunday, April 21, 2013 6:23 PM
  • Hi,

    Did this issue occurs before? Did your PC in a domain or homegroup?

    Try to perform a system restore for test.

    I suspect GPO may affect this, please Local Computer Policy\Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon,

    Hide entry points for fast user switching is not configured.

    Leo Huang
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, April 22, 2013 9:08 AM
  • I just confirmed that that this setting is "Not Configured".  Could this be a VLSC version issue?

    Tuesday, April 30, 2013 4:45 PM