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Is there a way to avoid login when switching accounts?

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    Is there a way to avoid login when switching accounts?


    I was wondering if there was a way to avoid login when switching between accounts. I have things set up so I automatically login when I start the computer and when I awake from sleep.

    But if my wife is using the computer and switches to her account, when I switch back, I have to sign in.

    I could, I suppose change mine to a local account (like hers), but is there a way to do it with a microsoft account?

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    UK
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    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Hi Bkshiroman,

    I do not believe there is away of natively doing this, it makes sence for not to be able to do this for security reasons.

    Although you might be able to use software such as DUST:

    Direct User Switching Task

    Hope that helps,

    Harry
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    Thanks. I just decided to switch to a local account. Quick and painless.
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  4. #4


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    No wworries have a good day.

    cheers,
    Harry
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