Re: Preventing users from logging off administrators in Vista?
Not sure how your setup differs from mine, however if I (as an
administrator, vista home premium) 'lock' the computer then there is no
'switch user' available nor the buttons for shut down etc. (I locked by -
Start orb, small arrow, select lock). Without the password for the account
that locked the computer I don't seem to be able to get anywhere.
"mrps2man" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Hey everyone! I've got what would seem to be a really simply question
> but after a little searching, I'm not so sure anymore. There is this
> "feature" in Windows Vista which allows administrators to be logged onto a
> computer and have the workstation locked, yet still be logged off by
> even without any other accounts active. All that needs to be done is
> on "switch users" and then anyone can restart the computer, turn it off,
> it in standby and so on, and all this is without even having logged into
> given account. Unfortunately, this means an administrator who left tasks
> running in the background, locked the workstation and walked away could
> technically have all of his applications closed and the system rebooted by
> literally anybody who can touch the mouse. Surely there must be a way of
> changing this behavior? Thanks for any help and your thoughts on this!