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Multiple Windows 7 Users-Switch between Users-network stops working

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#1 bobbtu


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Posted 23 November 2014 - 11:55 AM

User 1 logs in and works does whatever... Doesn't log out but screensaver goes back to user screen. 


User 2 logs in (switching users - not logging out user 1) and gets to work. 


Sometime later (ie. not right away) and not at a prescribed time, the network stops working.  


I try to disable / enable the network adapter and the machine freezes.   Reboot fixes problem.


If user 1 or user 2 is the only one logged in then never a problem.


Anyone heard of this? 

Thanks for any help!


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#2 sflatechguy


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Posted 23 November 2014 - 12:05 PM

When switching users, it's always a good idea to have User 1 close out any applications and documents they have open and then log out before User 2 logs in. It sounds like you have fast user switching enabled, but I'm not aware of that causing any network issues -- unless User 1 was doing something that required a network connect.


Check the Event Viewer for error logs from the time it froze when you tried to disable and enable the network adapter. Post the event ID and description here if you need help diagnosing the issue from the log files. Perhaps another fix is to disable fast user switching, so that users are always forced to log out before someone else can log in.

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