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If an ordinary user is logged onto a Windows 7 box, can an admin user come along and log onto the same session in order to do some admin work?
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by:myhc
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yes, if you have user switching enabled.
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by:jwagman
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myhc,
What do you mean by user switching? If you mean allowing multiple users to be logged on simultaneously in their own session, that is not my intent. I would like the admin, who already has an a/c on the box of the regular user, to be able to elbow the regular user away from the screen, somehow log in to the same window, and go about doing admin tasks. Is that possible?
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If it must be done from the same session, that is, the ordinary user session, you can run what you need using SHIFT + Right-Click on any apps requiring admin rights to Run as Different User for which you can use your admin credentials when prompted.
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Exactly what I needed to know, thank you.
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No, sorry. I see you even made it bold and underlined. This is not possible.  The only you would get close to this if you where using TS.

leakim971 has given some good examples of software to use. (TightVNC gets a thumbs up from me as well) but if the workstation is locked out you will still be locked out when you use VNC to connect. I don't think you will find any unlock current workstation software.
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