1.    31 Jul 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Switch User - at least 2 methods fail (Start menu, tsdiscon.exe)

    I work on a desktop with multiple users changing frequently, and like to switch users rapidly and easily.
    I used to have a taskbar shortcut to tsdiscon.exe (in System32) which worked fine in Win 8. In Win 10 I've had to reinstall tsdiscon.exe, but it doesn't work - I get a brief flash to the lock screen, and then get immediately returned to my desktop. Start > Shutdown > Switch user has the same effect.
    Keyboard Win+L works OK.
    Any ideas? (apart from always using Win+L )

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  2.    31 Jul 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 8,735
    Windows 10 Pro

    Hi Mbalax, welcome to the Ten Forums.

    TSDISCON works without issues on all my systems. Start has no Shutdown selection but the Power options link instead and that has no Switch user selection, you need to click your name / avatar in the Start Menu and then select another user. That also works without issues. CTRL + ALD + DEL > Switch User works as it should.

    I suspect there's something wrong with your Windows system files and recommend to run SFC /SCANNOW as many times as needed. See the tutorial:
    SFC Command - Run in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    The fastest way is to click Start, click your avatar and select another user. Three clicks, a fraction of a second.

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