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Windows 7: Switch user account


09 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate Final
 
 
Switch user account

Hi,

I would like to know how to create a hotkey that allows me to automatically switch to the Guest account without having to click switch user in the start menu and then click the guest account.

Once I am logged into the guest account I would like to use the same hotkey to switch back to the administrator account which has a password.

Example

Current screen: administrator (has password)
Press hotkey
New screen: guest account desktop

Current screen: guest account desktop
Press hotkey
New screen: screen with prompt for administrator password

Also can somebody tell me where I can edit the user rights, settings, etc for the guest account?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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11 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7..duh!
 
 

I don't know about the hotkeys, but for the user rights and stuff try lusrmgr.msc and gpedit.msc.
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11 Aug 2009   #3

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iGotQuestion View Post
Hi,

I would like to know how to create a hotkey that allows me to automatically switch to the Guest account without having to click switch user in the start menu and then click the guest account.

Once I am logged into the guest account I would like to use the same hotkey to switch back to the administrator account which has a password.

Example

Current screen: administrator (has password)
Press hotkey
New screen: guest account desktop

Current screen: guest account desktop
Press hotkey
New screen: screen with prompt for administrator password

Also can somebody tell me where I can edit the user rights, settings, etc for the guest account?
You would need a script for it.

I'll look into it, and post back tomorrow.

greetz
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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11 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Final
 
 

yeah i think script would be best, create shortcut to the script and assign hotkey to the shortcut

thx squonksc
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Aug 2009   #5

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

%SystemRoot%\System32\Tsdiscon.exe

will take you straight to the 'Switch User' screen if that helps any.
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