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Windows 7: Switch User Disabled but still working!!!


16 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32Bit
 
 
Switch User Disabled but still working!!!

hi people

i have Windows 7 pro 32 bits clients managed via GPO . I disable the option "switch user" and now appears grayed out, but also if I double click it brings me to the screen of user switching. the button is graed out but still works!!!!.
I miss a more enabling policy? Someone with the same problem? is a bug?

txs!


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16 Sep 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Milo, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if using one of the methods in the tutorial below may be able to work better for you.

Fast User Switching - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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16 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32Bit
 
 

Hi Shawn

that's exactly what I did but the option not go away just grayed out, and also works if I double click it.
regards
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16 Sep 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Which method did you use?
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16 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional 32Bit
 
 

Policy (as you can see in mi first post.), the polic applied ok but the item menu does not disappear , just grayed as disabled , but if i double click it work as expected if enabled.

( sorry for my basic english )
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16 Sep 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You might double check to make sure that you are not accidentally clicking on Log off, or another option, while double clicking on the grayed out Switch user.

As a test use the REG file download in step 1 of METHOD TWO, and restart the computer to see if that may work better for you.
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17 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional 32Bit
 
 

the key did not work either. For unless you understand what I say please see the attached image


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17 Sep 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I understand what you mean, but just not sure why it still works even though it is grayed out as well.

Could you post back a screenshot of the location below in your registry showing all of the right pane with "Switch user" disabled? I'm thinking it may be a language translation issue with the command being in English and your OS not English.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System


As a test, create a new administrator account and disable "Switch user" to see if it works or not in it.
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17 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional 32Bit
 
 

Brink

Problem sovled.
Really weird, enable and disable the option again via policy and now behaves correctly.
Thanks for your time,
regards
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17 Sep 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Milo. That's great news. Thank you for posting back with your solution.
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