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Fast user account switching

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by nabl3t, Sep 6, 2009.

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  1. nabl3t

    nabl3t Thread Starter

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    Im operating many windows vista user accounts, and switching between them is just pain and slow.

    Im using windows+L buttons shortcut, but its still pretty slow.

    Is there any way how to switch straight away from account to account? For example by making some command icon on desktop for each account, that would get me straight there. Or anything else you can think of and is faster than what im using ?

    Also any tips, what to cut down in vistas to make whole process faster? I mean some tweaks that would affect exactly my problem.

    Thanks
     
  2. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

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    Well you can create a shortcut on your desktop but using WinKey + L seems faster to me. I don't know of any way to directly switch it another user. Wouldn't makes sense considering most accounts should be password protected. I am sure this is something MS would never code because the security community would scream bloody murder over it.

    This works on my XP Pro computer but I do not know if it works on XP home or Vista Premium because they don't have terminal services.
    http://www.theworldofoffice.com/xp-tips-tricks/create-desktop-shortcut-fast-user-switching/


    Vista link. There is an update to his story at the bottom for a program to do it on Vista.
    http://blog.dotsmart.net/2008/01/17/shortcut-to-switch-user-in-windows-vista/
     
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    Thanks, I will have a look at those.
     
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