Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Can I have windows boot and Autologin multiple accounts?

28 Jul 2011   #1
ultralame

XP, Vista, W7, all flavors
 
 
Can I have windows boot and Autologin multiple accounts?

I have a Windows 7 PC at home that several of us use all throughout the day.

I would like to start using different logon sessions for each family member.

We also have our own programs, etc that we have running all day and so we all are happy with the concurrent logon feature (being able to switch accounts is great).

However, I would like to have the machine boot up with multiple accounts logged in.

That is, when the system starts up, user1, user2 and user3 are all logged in and their startup programs are running. It would be nice to specify which user is active on the terminal, but that's not critical.

Can this be done? Can you launch a background login from another session on non-server windows?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
28 Jul 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2011   #3
ultralame

XP, Vista, W7, all flavors
 
 

Thank you. That autologs you onto one account. I would like to have the system log on to more than one.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

28 Jul 2011   #4
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ultralame View Post
Thank you. That autologs you onto one account. I would like to have the system log on to more than one.

Hi ultralame. That's not possible in win 7 on one machine. Only one user can be logged in at a time.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2011   #5
ultralame

XP, Vista, W7, all flavors
 
 

Are you sure? Right now I have two users logged in, and you can switch between users (not concurrent remote sessions, just two active sessions switched back and forth).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2011   #6
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ultralame View Post
Are you sure? Right now I have two users logged in, and you can switch between users (not concurrent remote sessions, just two active sessions switched back and forth).
You are correct, you can have more than one user logged on and then switch between the sessions. I am not 100% certain that any programs that are running will remain running when you switch. I don't know what the limit is on the number of the sessions.

I have used this with an admin account and a restricted account which worked fine.

I don't believe that there is any way to automatically log on multiple users without going to each session and logging in.

Rich
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2011   #7
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ultralame View Post
Are you sure? Right now I have two users logged in, and you can switch between users (not concurrent remote sessions, just two active sessions switched back and forth).

Yes, switching between users when Fast User Switching is enabled allows one to switch back and forth without logging out, leaving programs running at each account, but that is not what you're asking.

To clarify, 2 users cannot be logged in and active at the same time, and you can't auto-login two users at once, one active, one accessible by switching (AFAIK).

This, however, may be close to an acceptable alternative (sans multiple auto-login):

Switch User Shortcut - Create
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Can I have windows boot and Autologin multiple accounts?




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Protecting Programs Drives and Folders in multiple accounts Windows 7
Hi, I would like your help on the following. I have a Windows 7 PC that is going to be used by 2-3 people. I want to be able to hide (or lock) folders among these accounts, so an account can not access (or even better see) other person's files and folders. I want all of them though to be able to...
General Discussion
XP mode autologin
I guess its been a while since I've used XP. I am currently running XP mode, on my Windows 7 host but it doesn't login in all the way. I don't have a password, so I just press Enter. I feel old now.. Please forgive me I feel stupid.
Virtualization
Unable To Connect Multiple Windows User accounts On 3G internet
I'm very frustrated with Windows 7! I have been using a Sprint mobile broadband USB data modem for over a year now. I had a home network of 3 client PCs connected to a router via Ethernet cables. I had the modem plugged into my computer. (XP Pro) The other PCs running XP home. I had...
Network & Sharing
Windows 7 freezes during log in after creating multiple accounts
For more than a year, my system had just one user ie my personal user. Since the past few days, I've created an account for my dad as well and I'm facing some problems now. Since I've created an account for him, I cannot log in to my account on the first attempt. After typing in the password to...
General Discussion
7057: Autologin disabled
In 7057, I cannot switch on the autologin anymore. It was previously switched on using the command control userpasswords2 followd by selecting the auto login option. However, the command doesn't show me this window anymore. Did someone find this option?
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:55.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App