If you share your computer with someone else, you may already have multiple user accounts set up. If you don’t, I recommend them and plan a comprehensive guide in the near future. In this guide you’ll learn a time saving tip: creating a shortcut to switch users in Windows XP or Vista.

Please note: This will only work for users of Vista Home Premium, Business, and Ultimate

Creating a Shortcut Icon to Switch Users

1. Right click the desktop and select New > Shortcut

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2. In the location box type %SYSTEMROOT%\system32\tsdiscon.exe then click Next

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3. Enter a name and click Finish

Now when you want to switch users, double click the shortcut.

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6 thoughts on “Create a Shortcut to Switch Users in Windows XP/Vista”

  1. Terry.L says:

    thanks, dandy.

  2. Terry.L says:

    thanks, dandy.

  3. izihzjo says:

    works well

  4. izihzjo says:

    works well

  5. Mike Yancey says:

    I have Vista Home Premium. This does not work. There is no tsdiscon.exe. Other Vista sites explain that this exe is part of terminal services whcih is not included in VHP.

  6. Mike Yancey says:

    I have Vista Home Premium. This does not work. There is no tsdiscon.exe. Other Vista sites explain that this exe is part of terminal services whcih is not included in VHP.

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