Windows Vista Thread, Disable 'Switch User' in Vista in Technical; We have some Vista domain workstations, all our servers are 2003.
I may be missing something obvious but can anyone ...
28th September 2009, 03:02 PM #1
Disable 'Switch User' in Vista
We have some Vista domain workstations, all our servers are 2003.
I may be missing something obvious but can anyone tell me how to disable 'Switch Users' on the Vista workstations using GPO or something else?
28th September 2009, 06:03 PM #2
I am not using Vista on our network so anything suggested here is untested in a Client/Server Environment. However here is what I have found:
Disabling Fast User Switching in Windows Vista
Click Start, type gpedit.msc and press Enter
Go to the following location:
Local Computer Policy | Administrative Templates | System | Logon
Set Hide entry points for Fast User Switching to Enabled
Quit the Group Policy Editor.
By enabling the policy, Administrators hide the Switch user button in the Logon UI, the Start menu and the Task Manager. Note that the Group Policy Editor does not exist in certain editions of Windows Vista. Alternately, you can configure the setting via the registry.
Click Start, type regedit.exe and press Enter
Navigate to the following branch:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ System
Create a DWORD (32-bit) Value named HideFastUserSwitching
Set the Value data for HideFastUserSwitching to 1
Quit the Registry Editor.
Or this link has screenshots:
28th September 2009, 06:10 PM #3
iirc domained pcs cant switch user its just the logon screen make it forget the last user and that should be all you need to do. P.s. vista logon screen cant be made to look like xp/03
29th September 2009, 08:39 AM #4
Apparently they can, from the Start Menu 'Arrow' (next to Search), users can select 'Switch User', lock the computer is disabled but if they click 'Switch User' the machine locks that user anyway and returns to the logon screen.
iirc domained pcs cant switch user its just the logon screen make it forget the last user and that should be all you need to do.
We're happy with the Vista logon screen post-LogonStudio customisations.
P.s. vista logon screen cant be made to look like xp/03
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