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How to create a desktop shortcut in Windows 10 to switch User Accounts – Fast user switching (Session Disconnection Utility)

On how to create a shortcut for Windows scheduled task, see https://techdirectarchive.com/2020/03/29/how-to-create-a-shortcut-to-the-scheduled-task/

If you ever feel the need to switch user account and do not want to use the Alt+F4, Cntl + Alt + Del, Start Menu etc.,  

With Fast user switching, you can switch between user accounts with having to sign out as well. Here are the steps to have the built-in Session Disconnection Utility or tsdiscon.exe run on your desktop.

Locate the C:\Windows\System32\ folder

This file is referred to as the Session Disconnection Utility. This process disconnects the current session, and can be used to create a shortcut to switch users.

Next, create a desktop shortcut as shown below

  • Right-click on the desktop
  • Click on New
  • Click on Shortcut

Browse to the location or copy and paste

“C:\Windows\System32\tsdiscon.exe”
  • Click on Ok
  • Click on next as shown below

Give it a suitable name, here I will give it “Fast user switching”

  • Click on finish to complete it

This will now be available on the desktop as shown below

When you double click on this desktop icon, this will automatically prompt a sign-in (login screen) window as shown below.

See how to change a desktop icon shortcut in Windows 10 https://techdirectarchive.com/2020/03/14/how-to-change-a-desktop-icon-shortcut-in-windows-10/

See the following link on how to create a Desktop shortcut in Windows https://techdirectarchive.com/2020/03/08/how-to-create-a-shortcut-in-windows/

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