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    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?

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    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.

    Registry edit
    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.


    Link: WinHelpOnline.Com

    Or this link has screenshots:

    Link: AskVG.com

    HTH.

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    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

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    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.
    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.

    P.s. vista logon screen cant be made to look like xp/03
    We're happy with the Vista logon screen post-LogonStudio customisations.

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