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Windows 7: Log off user with "Fast User Switching" enabled


16 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Log off user with "Fast User Switching" enabled

We are in a domain environment.
We want to disable "Fast User Switching" on our Windows 7 client machines.
We know how to do that, but how do you log off a user who has locked the machine AND the machine has "Fast User Switching" enabled.
We are administrators on the local machine but donít know how to log off the user.
In XP you could just put in your admin credentials and log the user off.
We only want 1 user at a time to log on the the client machines but also need to be able to log them off if we need to service the machine.

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16 Apr 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kenboy View Post
We are in a domain environment.
We want to disable "Fast User Switching" on our Windows 7 client machines.
We know how to do that, but how do you log off a user who has locked the machine AND the machine has "Fast User Switching" enabled.
We are administrators on the local machine but donít know how to log off the user.
In XP you could just put in your admin credentials and log the user off.
We only want 1 user at a time to log on the the client machines but also need to be able to log them off if we need to service the machine.
Surely you can log them off from the server.

You could create a hidden admin account and use those credentials
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16 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

We already have a local admin account and how would our desktop support people who are also admin's on the machine log off the user so they can service the machine? There is no prompt or space to input another account, it just prompt's for the user who is currently logged on to type in his passsword to unlock it.
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16 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Try doing it through the task manager. See this tutorial.

How do you Log off another user? - Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads

Edit: If you have fast user switching enabled, you should be able to logon as a different user.
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16 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Bill,

I can't get to task manager if the user has locked the machine.
We don't have fast user switching enabled. We don't want multiple users logging in at the same time.
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16 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

lol Kenboy, in your first post you said its enabled. The only solution i can think of is to enable fast user switching temporarily through gpedit (or whichever way domain guys do it), then reboot the machine and hope you'll be able to input an alternative login and password. Feel free to correct me if this is not possible, am no expert on domains.
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16 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

sorry, I meant we want "Fast User Switching" disabled. but be able to have our desktop techs log the user off.
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11 May 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Kenboy - I am in the EXACT same boat - I DO NOT want multiple students logged in to the domain machine and can't find a way to completely turn off multiple logins for Windows 7 - This is a HUGE problem and hiding the "switch user" option is worse since NO ONE can log back in except THAT user - wanting to upgrade many machines this summer but looking at other options if this can't be resolved~
Did you get any more feedback on this? frustrating....
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12 May 2010   #9

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Can Fast User Switching not be disabled on the Server side via group policies? Surely yes
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12 May 2010   #10

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Is "Fast user switching" enabled in Domain controlled client? AFAIK in XP and Vista, "FUS" is disabled by default when you login to domain. As for logging off the current user, I think you can do that in the Domain controller (I've been away from MS server products for far too long, I forgot where the "switch" is).

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