Switch User - Works and not Works???

  Press Man 11:57 06 Jun 2008

Hi Guys,

This problem has me "stumped". More often than not "switch user" will not work. I have run sfc /scannow, made sure all required services are enabled, tried with and without sp3 installed, tried a restore, turned off AV, Spyware Doctor etc still no joy, just seems to work when it feels like it? XP sp2/3 2gig ram. Anyone got any ideas? Thanks in advance.

  €dstowe 14:08 06 Jun 2008

I have a machine just like that. It's been like it from when it was first built. Tried just about everything that I, and others, could think of to no avail. I've given up trying to use the switch user facility.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:21 06 Jun 2008

This feature cannot be used if your computer is a member of a domain.

Fast User Switching cannot be used when Offline Files are enabled. When you attempt to enable Fast User Switching, you may receive the following error message when you click Change the way users log on or off:
Fast User Switching cannot be used because Offline Files is currently enabled.
To make changes to Offline Files, click OK.
To resolve this issue, disable Offline Files:
1. When you receive the preceding error message, click OK. The Offline Files Settings dialog box appears.
2. Click to clear the Enable Offline Files check box, and then click OK.

NOTE: You will no longer be able to work with files and programs that are stored on the network when you are not connected to the network.
Your computer may run slower than you expect. If you leave many programs running when you switch users, you may notice that your computer runs slower than usual. To resolve this issue, quit some programs before you switch users.

Other users can turn off the computer while programs remain open. When you switch users, another user can turn off the computer. If a logged on user has programs running, they will be closed when the computer is shut down, and this may result in data loss. To prevent this, save your work before you switch users.

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