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Windows xp fast user switching problem


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#1 BakedDaily

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 10:05 AM

Hello, i run into a problem while trying to run multiple programs on different user account on my computer.
When i log off all programs will close , but i need them to remain running. when i go to change the ways users log on / log off and click use fast user switching option then click apply, it does not save that setting. I then went to Computer admin account and tryed the same method, when i clicked on enable fast user switching option , a message came up saying (Fast user switching is enabled on this computer. Offline files cannot be enables while fast user switching is enabled.I also went to services and changes the fast user switching compatibility to automatic


So thats my problem, it tells me how to fix it but it says its already enabled but its not , will not let me run progams and switch user accounts. I Dont think ill have issues with memory or processing power.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 10:38 AM

Don't you have the option to just switch users as this would not log a user off(which would close everything) and instead it leaves them logged on and lets you select another user. I've had several programs/internet windows up and never had any problems with them closing just from switching users. Any further details you could provide would be wonderful, like do you have the option to switch users when you hit start -> shutdown?

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 07:44 PM

Don't you have the option to just switch users as this would not log a user off(which would close everything) and instead it leaves them logged on and lets you select another user. I've had several programs/internet windows up and never had any problems with them closing just from switching users. Any further details you could provide would be wonderful, like do you have the option to switch users when you hit start -> shutdown?

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When i press shutdown, menu comes up to go to standby shutdown and restart.I also have the logoff option which also pops up with a menu that is for switching users and loging off. I have tried all of that and programs still automatically close.Also when i do press switch users from the menu, it doesnt work unless i press the hot key which is windows key+L

Edited by BakedDaily, 14 August 2010 - 07:47 PM.


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Posted 16 August 2010 - 04:47 PM

SOLVED,....... I finally figured it out, i had to enable terminal services and increase storage size of the computer event log.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 04:52 PM

Thanks for posting your successful resolution, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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