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    fubbick74 Guest

    Create a shortcut to change user

    I want to know if it's possible to create a shortcut on the desktop that
    changes the user(account). We have two users(accounts) on the computer and
    often jumps between them.

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    Re: Create a shortcut to change user

    Quote Originally Posted by fubbick74 View Post
    I want to know if it's possible to create a shortcut on the desktop that
    changes the user(account). We have two users(accounts) on the computer and
    often jumps between them.
    Hi Fubbick,

    This will show you how to create a Lock computer desktop shortcut. From within the Lock screen, you can click the red box arrow and click "Switch User".

    Lock Computer

    It's about the same as clicking "Switch User" from the Start menu, but at least this way you can lock the computer until you switch user.

    Hope this helps some,
    Shawn

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  4. #3


    Ronnie Vernon MVP Guest

    Re: Create a shortcut to change user

    Hi Shawn

    You can use the following to create a shortcut that will take you directly
    to the log in screen where you can select another account to switch users,
    without the need to click another switch user button. You might want to add
    this to that tutorial page.

    C:\Windows\System32\tsdiscon.exe

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    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience


    "Brink" <Brink.35wti1@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > fubbick74;637800 Wrote:

    >> I want to know if it's possible to create a shortcut on the desktop that
    >> changes the user(account). We have two users(accounts) on the computer
    >> and
    >> often jumps between them.
    >
    > Hi Fubbick,
    >
    > This will show you how to create a Lock computer desktop shortcut. From
    > within the Lock screen, you can click the red box arrow and click
    > "Switch User".
    >
    > Lock Computer
    >
    > It's about the same as clicking "Switch User" from the Start menu, but
    > at least this way you can lock the computer until you switch user.
    >
    > Hope this helps some,
    > Shawn
    >
    >
    > --
    > Brink
    >
    > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    > '*Vista x64 Forums*'
    > (http://www.vistax64.com/index.php?referrerid=2980)
    > *Please post feedback to help others.*

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    Re: Create a shortcut to change user

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie Vernon MVP View Post
    Hi Shawn

    You can use the following to create a shortcut that will take you directly
    to the log in screen where you can select another account to switch users,
    without the need to click another switch user button. You might want to add
    this to that tutorial page.

    C:\Windows\System32\tsdiscon.exe

    --

    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience


    "Brink" <Brink.35wti1@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
    news:Brink.35wti1@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net...
    >
    > fubbick74;637800 Wrote:
    >
    > Hi Fubbick,
    >
    > This will show you how to create a Lock computer desktop shortcut. From
    > within the Lock screen, you can click the red box arrow and click
    > "Switch User".
    >
    > Lock Computer
    >
    > It's about the same as clicking "Switch User" from the Start menu, but
    > at least this way you can lock the computer until you switch user.
    >
    > Hope this helps some,
    > Shawn
    >
    >
    > --
    > Brink
    >
    > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    > '*Vista x64 Forums*'
    > (http://www.vistax64.com/index.php?referrerid=2980)
    > *Please post feedback to help others.*
    Hi Ronnie,

    Thank you. I created a new tutorial for this and added a link to it. See the "Credit To" at the top.

    Switch User Desktop Shortcut

    Shawn

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    Dwarf Guest

    Re: Create a shortcut to change user

    Hi Ronnie/Brink,

    I have checked my System32 folder and there is NO mention of this file,
    'tsdiscon.exe'. I am using the 32-bit version of Windows Vista Home Premium,
    Version 6.0 (Build 6000). Is this file only available in certain versions of
    Vista or is it part of SP1 (which I intend to install when it becomes
    available on Windows Update)?
    Dwarf

    "Brink" wrote:

    >
    > Ronnie Vernon MVP;638224 Wrote:

    > > Hi Shawn
    > >
    > > You can use the following to create a shortcut that will take you
    > > directly
    > > to the log in screen where you can select another account to switch
    > > users,
    > > without the need to click another switch user button. You might want to
    > > add
    > > this to that tutorial page.
    > >
    > > C:\Windows\System32\tsdiscon.exe
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > > Ronnie Vernon
    > > Microsoft MVP
    > > Windows Desktop Experience
    > >
    > >
    > > "Brink" <Brink.35wti1@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
    > > news:Brink.35wti1@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net...> > >

    > > > >
    > > > > fubbick74;637800 Wrote:
    > > > >
    > > > > Hi Fubbick,
    > > > >
    > > > > This will show you how to create a Lock computer desktop shortcut.
    > > > From
    > > > > within the Lock screen, you can click the red box arrow and click
    > > > > "Switch User".
    > > > >
    > > > > Lock Computer
    > > > >
    > > > > It's about the same as clicking "Switch User" from the Start menu,
    > > > but
    > > > > at least this way you can lock the computer until you switch user.
    > > > >
    > > > > Hope this helps some,
    > > > > Shawn
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > --
    > > > > Brink
    > > > >
    > > > > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    > > > > '*Vista x64 Forums*'
    > > > > (http://www.vistax64.com/index.php?referrerid=2980)
    > > > > *Please post feedback to help others.* > >
    >
    > Hi Ronnie,
    >
    > Thank you. I created a new tutorial for this and added a link to it.
    > See the "Credit To" at the top.
    >
    > Switch User Desktop Shortcut
    >
    > Shawn
    >
    >
    > --
    > Brink
    >
    > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    > '*Vista x64 Forums*'
    > (http://www.vistax64.com/index.php?referrerid=2980)
    > *Please post feedback to help others.*
    >

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    Ronnie Vernon MVP Guest

    Re: Create a shortcut to change user

    Hi Dwarf

    I have it in a Home Premium installation here?

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    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience


    "Dwarf" <Dwarf@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:13DBA9EF-FB13-4DD5-8B08-058169D885D9@xxxxxx

    > Hi Ronnie/Brink,
    >
    > I have checked my System32 folder and there is NO mention of this file,
    > 'tsdiscon.exe'. I am using the 32-bit version of Windows Vista Home
    > Premium,
    > Version 6.0 (Build 6000). Is this file only available in certain versions
    > of
    > Vista or is it part of SP1 (which I intend to install when it becomes
    > available on Windows Update)?
    > Dwarf
    >
    > "Brink" wrote:
    >

    >>
    >> Ronnie Vernon MVP;638224 Wrote:

    >> > Hi Shawn
    >> >
    >> > You can use the following to create a shortcut that will take you
    >> > directly
    >> > to the log in screen where you can select another account to switch
    >> > users,
    >> > without the need to click another switch user button. You might want to
    >> > add
    >> > this to that tutorial page.
    >> >
    >> > C:\Windows\System32\tsdiscon.exe
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> >
    >> > Ronnie Vernon
    >> > Microsoft MVP
    >> > Windows Desktop Experience
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Brink" <Brink.35wti1@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
    >> > news:Brink.35wti1@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net...> > >
    >> > > >
    >> > > > fubbick74;637800 Wrote:
    >> > > >
    >> > > > Hi Fubbick,
    >> > > >
    >> > > > This will show you how to create a Lock computer desktop shortcut.
    >> > > From
    >> > > > within the Lock screen, you can click the red box arrow and click
    >> > > > "Switch User".
    >> > > >
    >> > > > Lock Computer
    >> > > >
    >> > > > It's about the same as clicking "Switch User" from the Start menu,
    >> > > but
    >> > > > at least this way you can lock the computer until you switch user.
    >> > > >
    >> > > > Hope this helps some,
    >> > > > Shawn
    >> > > >
    >> > > >
    >> > > > --
    >> > > > Brink
    >> > > >
    >> > > > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
    >> > > > them.*
    >> > > > '*Vista x64 Forums*'
    >> > > > (http://www.vistax64.com/index.php?referrerid=2980)
    >> > > > *Please post feedback to help others.* > >
    >>
    >> Hi Ronnie,
    >>
    >> Thank you. I created a new tutorial for this and added a link to it.
    >> See the "Credit To" at the top.
    >>
    >> Switch User Desktop Shortcut
    >>
    >> Shawn
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> Brink
    >>
    >> *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    >> '*Vista x64 Forums*'
    >> (http://www.vistax64.com/index.php?referrerid=2980)
    >> *Please post feedback to help others.*
    >>

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    Ronnie Vernon MVP Guest

    Re: Create a shortcut to change user

    Shawn

    Looks good.

    Thanks for the credit.

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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience


    "Brink" <Brink.35x4m3@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
    news:Brink.35x4m3@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net...

    >
    > Ronnie Vernon MVP;638224 Wrote:

    >> Hi Shawn
    >>
    >> You can use the following to create a shortcut that will take you
    >> directly
    >> to the log in screen where you can select another account to switch
    >> users,
    >> without the need to click another switch user button. You might want to
    >> add
    >> this to that tutorial page.
    >>
    >> C:\Windows\System32\tsdiscon.exe
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Ronnie Vernon
    >> Microsoft MVP
    >> Windows Desktop Experience
    >>
    >>
    >> "Brink" <Brink.35wti1@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
    >> news:Brink.35wti1@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net...> > >

    >> > >
    >> > > fubbick74;637800 Wrote:
    >> > >
    >> > > Hi Fubbick,
    >> > >
    >> > > This will show you how to create a Lock computer desktop shortcut.
    >> > From
    >> > > within the Lock screen, you can click the red box arrow and click
    >> > > "Switch User".
    >> > >
    >> > > Lock Computer
    >> > >
    >> > > It's about the same as clicking "Switch User" from the Start menu,
    >> > but
    >> > > at least this way you can lock the computer until you switch user.
    >> > >
    >> > > Hope this helps some,
    >> > > Shawn
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> > > --
    >> > > Brink
    >> > >
    >> > > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    >> > > '*Vista x64 Forums*'
    >> > > (http://www.vistax64.com/index.php?referrerid=2980)
    >> > > *Please post feedback to help others.* > >
    >
    > Hi Ronnie,
    >
    > Thank you. I created a new tutorial for this and added a link to it.
    > See the "Credit To" at the top.
    >
    > Switch User Desktop Shortcut
    >
    > Shawn
    >
    >
    > --
    > Brink
    >
    > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    > '*Vista x64 Forums*'
    > (http://www.vistax64.com/index.php?referrerid=2980)
    > *Please post feedback to help others.*

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    Re: Create a shortcut to change user

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
    Hi Ronnie/Brink,

    I have checked my System32 folder and there is NO mention of this file,
    'tsdiscon.exe'. I am using the 32-bit version of Windows Vista Home Premium,
    Version 6.0 (Build 6000). Is this file only available in certain versions of
    Vista or is it part of SP1 (which I intend to install when it becomes
    available on Windows Update)?
    Dwarf

    "Brink" wrote:
    >
    > Ronnie Vernon MVP;638224 Wrote:
    >
    > Hi Ronnie,
    >
    > Thank you. I created a new tutorial for this and added a link to it.
    > See the "Credit To" at the top.
    >
    > Switch User Desktop Shortcut
    >
    > Shawn
    >
    >
    > --
    > Brink
    >
    > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    > '*Vista x64 Forums*'
    > (http://www.vistax64.com/index.php?referrerid=2980)
    > *Please post feedback to help others.*
    >
    Dwarf,

    I have it on my 64 bit Ultimate SP1 edition. It may be listed as "tsdiscon" if you do not have file extensions selected to show.

    Shawn

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    Re: Create a shortcut to change user

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie Vernon MVP View Post
    Shawn

    Looks good.

    Thanks for the credit.

    --

    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience


    "Brink" <Brink.35x4m3@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
    news:Brink.35x4m3@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net...
    >
    > Ronnie Vernon MVP;638224 Wrote:
    >
    > Hi Ronnie,
    >
    > Thank you. I created a new tutorial for this and added a link to it.
    > See the "Credit To" at the top.
    >
    > Switch User Desktop Shortcut
    >
    > Shawn
    >
    >
    > --
    > Brink
    >
    > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    > '*Vista x64 Forums*'
    > (http://www.vistax64.com/index.php?referrerid=2980)
    > *Please post feedback to help others.*
    Your welcome Ronnie. Credit is due where it's due.

    Thank you,
    Shawn

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  11. #10


    Dwarf Guest

    Re: Create a shortcut to change user

    Hi Ronnie,

    Are you running the SP1 version of Home Premium? As stated in my previous
    post, I do not currently have SP1. If this file is only available after the
    installation of SP1, then it would explain why I couldn't find it on my
    system.
    Dwarf

    "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:

    > Hi Dwarf
    >
    > I have it in a Home Premium installation here?
    >
    > --
    >
    > Ronnie Vernon
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows Desktop Experience
    >
    >
    > "Dwarf" <Dwarf@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:13DBA9EF-FB13-4DD5-8B08-058169D885D9@xxxxxx

    > > Hi Ronnie/Brink,
    > >
    > > I have checked my System32 folder and there is NO mention of this file,
    > > 'tsdiscon.exe'. I am using the 32-bit version of Windows Vista Home
    > > Premium,
    > > Version 6.0 (Build 6000). Is this file only available in certain versions
    > > of
    > > Vista or is it part of SP1 (which I intend to install when it becomes
    > > available on Windows Update)?
    > > Dwarf

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