Create a shortcut to change user



I want to know if it's possible to create a shortcut on the desktop that
changes the user(account). We have two users(accounts) on the computer and
often jumps between them.

Ronnie Vernon MVP

Hi Shawn

You can use the following to create a shortcut that will take you directly
to the log in screen where you can select another account to switch users,
without the need to click another switch user button. You might want to add
this to that tutorial page.



Hi Ronnie/Brink,

I have checked my System32 folder and there is NO mention of this file,
'tsdiscon.exe'. I am using the 32-bit version of Windows Vista Home Premium,
Version 6.0 (Build 6000). Is this file only available in certain versions of
Vista or is it part of SP1 (which I intend to install when it becomes
available on Windows Update)?


Hi Ronnie,

Are you running the SP1 version of Home Premium? As stated in my previous
post, I do not currently have SP1. If this file is only available after the
installation of SP1, then it would explain why I couldn't find it on my

Ronnie Vernon MVP

Hi Dwarf

I think this file should be on Vista HP by default? I remember using this
switch user shortcut prior to SP1 being installed on any of my test systems.

I'm doing some more checking now.

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