Vista: Quick Access to “Switch User” with an Icon in the Start Menu

For PCs that are used by several people Vista offers the “Switch User” option. But this is hidden somewhere in the “power off” options of the start menu.

Here is a trick how to have a “Switch User” icon in the start menu:

  • Use Windows Explorer to navigate to C:\Windows\System32\tsdiscon.exe
  • Right click the file and drag it to the desktop, choose “create shortcut”
  • Rename the shortcut to your liking (press F2)
  • Grab the shortcut and drag it ontop of the “start” icon

Voila, you have an icon in the start menu.


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