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Allow Fast User Switching (Windows XP) Popular

Fast user switching allows you to quickly switch to another user account without having to close any programs. This setting controls whether fast user switching is available.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "AllowMultipleTSSessions" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Note: Windows XP users must use the standard Welcome Screen logon method.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|AllowMultipleTSSessionsREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
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|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVers...|
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Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Value Name: AllowMultipleTSSessions
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = Disable Fast User Switching, 1= Enable)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: May 7, 2003