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Windows 7: Unlock computer when switch user is turned off?

20 Jun 2011   #31


Did anyone ever come up with a good solution for this? I'm in the exact same situation

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30 Jun 2011   #32

XP / Win7 x64 Pro

There are several suggestions and possible solutions in this thread. If none of those fit, you'll just have to roll your own.
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30 Jun 2011   #33

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Turn Fast User Switching on. There you go.
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18 Jul 2011   #34

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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11 Oct 2011   #35

Win 7 64-bit

Have a look at Unlock Administrator ( software -- Unlock Administrator for Windows). This program allows you to define what users or groups of users can unlock the session. They can be allowed to either unlock completely or just log that user off. Those doing the unlocking do not need to be administrators. Unlocking can also be done remotely. Give it a try and let us know what you think of it.
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22 Dec 2011   #36

Windows 7 64 Enterprise

For justusthane you need to run task manager elevated if UAC is on. Then you can do the switch user thing and log off the other user. There is however, no way to do this from the GINA as has been the case forever (well, at least all of XP's life). What's up with that?

There should be a Group Policy setting to provide a means for a member of the local administrators group to log off a user on a locked workstation. Since this was the standard behavior with XP, there should be no need for a 3rd party tool or custom DLL.

Pretty annoying...
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23 May 2012   #37

Win 7 Pro 32

Amazingly, CPTaylor's solution to hit CTL+ALT+DEL worked! You have to hit the 'Cancel' button once that pops up again, but repeating the sequence of CAD + Cancel got me to a screen where I could switch to another user. Maybe someone else could verify this works again.
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