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    Angry Windows 2003 Logon Problem

    Is it possible to have multiple local users logged on at the same time under Windows 2003? For example, under XP, it's possible to disconnect a user using Fast User Switching. Since this service doesn't exist under Windows 2003, disconnecting a user locks the computer. Now, trying to unlock the computer using a different user name yields a message that says that the previous user will be logged off and all unsaved data will be lost. While I appreciate that this is a security feature, it would be nice if there was a way around it. Any ideas?
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    I believe you're right about it being a security measure. Win 2003 is all about security and I wouldn't imagine MS making it possible for multiple users to log on locally at the same time. XP is not as stringent with security which is probbly why it is possible.

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    Win2k works the same way. Even if you are using term serv, if the person disconnects the session. I don't know of a way to get back into that session.

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    I noticed this too. I have yet to dig up *any* docs that clarify the issue. The only way I have gotten multiple users logged in is through Terminal Services, which is an entirely different issue.
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    To answer the question in one word, no.

    Fast User switching was put on windows xp primarily for home users. Since Windows 2003 is not meant to be a home OS it does not have this function.

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    Oh well, thanks for all the replies. Back to XP, I guess. Damn, I was looking forward to using IIS 6.
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