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Switch users without enabling Welcome Screen & Fast User Switching.
To fast switch to another user account, the general criteria is to have Welcome Screen and Fast User Switching enabled. The following hack overcomes this limitation and switches users even with FUS disabled.

Contributed by:
Ramesh Srinivasan
[03/26/04 | Discuss (0) | Link to this hack]

Disable Welcome Screen& Fast User Switching via Control Panel > User Accounts.

Manually edit the registry and set AllowMultipleTSSessions=dword:0000001

Now, "Disconnect" the current user using Task Manager > Users tab.

Type in the login name in the Classic Logon dialog and login as other user.

P.S: The Winkey+L cannot be used in this case to switch users. The only option is thru Taskmgr. Winkey+L still brings up the Classic Logon dialog, but terminates the current session, unlike the Task Manager method.

Ramesh Srinivasan MS-MVP, Windows XP Shell

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