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Turning off FUS in Windows 7

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    Doctor Who

    How do I turn off fast user switching in Windows 7?

     

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    lensman

    pardon my ignorance but why would you want to?  Simply do not login more than once.

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    figuerres

    lensman said:

    pardon my ignorance but why would you want to?  Simply do not login more than once.

    well what about a business setting, some corp. policy are that users log off not leave a pc logged in. they want classic login / logout on desktops.

     

    thats one case. there are others.

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    spivonious

    I don't know for sure, but wouldn't it be somewhere in the group policy?

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    Dexter

    spivonious said:

    I don't know for sure, but wouldn't it be somewhere in the group policy?

    Yep, there is something in group policy. See "Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\Hide Entry Points for Fast User Switching".

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    LeoDavidson

    This guide for Vista looks like it should still work:

     

    http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/128/1/How-to-disable-Fast-User-Switching-in-Windows-Vista.html

     

    The options are still there in Windows 7. (I haven't actually tried them, and I'm not on a domain, but they are still in the same place except that Local Computer Policy has been renamed to Computer Configuration in the tree on the left of gpedit.msc.)

     

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    Doctor Who

    lensman said:

    pardon my ignorance but why would you want to?  Simply do not login more than once.

    I do not want to, but my kids do, a lot! They'll get multiple logins going, walk away, forget what they're doing, and then someone comes up and tries to shut down the system.  Now, there's something like 3 or 4 logins running who knows what, because everyone has forgotten what they were doing, etc, but there goes the machine, shutting down.

     

    This has happened so many times to us that I now routinely disable FUS, as a matter of course, because I cannot trust my family to just log in once.

     

    And that is the reason why I want to know how to disable fast user switching.

     

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