Create a shortcut to change user

Posted: 03-07-2008, 09:43 AM
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.

Create a shortcut to change user


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Re: Create a shortcut to change user
Posted: 03-07-2008, 03:46 PM

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".

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/70...-computer.html

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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Re: Create a shortcut to change user
Posted: 03-07-2008, 06:03 PM
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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"Brink" <Brink.35wti1@no-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".
>
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/70...-computer.html
>
> 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)
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Re: Create a shortcut to change user
Posted: 03-07-2008, 07:48 PM

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".
> > >
> > > http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/70...-computer.html
> > >
> > > 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.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/13...-shortcut.html

Shawn


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Re: Create a shortcut to change user
Posted: 03-07-2008, 09:16 PM
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".
> > > >
> > > > http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/70...-computer.html
> > > >
> > > > 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.
>
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/13...-shortcut.html
>
> 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.*
>
Ronnie Vernon MVP
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Re: Create a shortcut to change user
Posted: 03-07-2008, 10:25 PM
Hi Dwarf

I have it in a Home Premium installation here?

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"Dwarf" <Dwarf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> 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".
>> > > >
>> > > > http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/70...-computer.html
>> > > >
>> > > > 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.
>>
>> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/13...-shortcut.html
>>
>> 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
Posted: 03-07-2008, 10:26 PM
Shawn

Looks good.

Thanks for the credit.

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"Brink" <Brink.35x4m3@no-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
news:Brink.35x4m3@no-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".
>> > >
>> > > http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/70...-computer.html
>> > >
>> > > 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.
>
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/13...-shortcut.html
>
> 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
Posted: 03-08-2008, 05:54 PM
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@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:13DBA9EF-FB13-4DD5-8B08-058169D885D9@microsoft.com...
> > 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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Re: Create a shortcut to change user
Posted: 03-09-2008, 12:06 AM
Hi Dwarf

I think this file should be on Vista HP by default? I remember using this
switch user shortcut prior to SP1 being installed on any of my test systems.

I'm doing some more checking now.

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"Dwarf" <Dwarf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> 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@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:13DBA9EF-FB13-4DD5-8B08-058169D885D9@microsoft.com...
>> > 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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Re: Create a shortcut to change user
Posted: 03-09-2008, 04:40 AM

Dwarf;639352 Wrote:
> Hi Ronnie
>
> Are you running the SP1 version of Home Premium? As stated in m
> previou
> post, I do not currently have SP1. If this file is only available afte
> th
> installation of SP1, then it would explain why I couldn't find it on m
> system
> Dwar
>
> > Ronnie Vernon MVP;639755 Wrote:
> > Hi Dwar
> >
> > I think this file should be on Vista HP by default? I remember usin
> > thi
> > switch user shortcut prior to SP1 being installed on any of my tes
> > systems
> >
> > I'm doing some more checking now
> >
> > -
> >
> > Ronnie Verno
> > Microsoft MV
> > Windows Desktop Experienc
> > > >
I checked through the web and the file "C:\Windows\Syte
32\tsdiscon.exe" should be there by default in Vista before or afte
SP1. I found links with it included as far back as Windows 2000

You might try running a "sfc /scannow" (no quotes) command to see if i
can replace that system file for you. This will show you how if needed

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66...fc-command.htm

Shaw

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