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Is Windows 7  fast user switching recommended in a corporate environment?

Posted on 2011-10-10
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
We are deploying Windows 7 Pro x64 on our site and I have seen posts from a number of people wanting to disable this feature.  Is there a best practice advicing this feature to be disabled?  Are there security or other issues with it?
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We utilize it on a domain with over 10,000 Windows 7 domain workstations, and we don't encounter any significant problems.  Many of them are utilized in a shared office area where people come-and-go quite a bit during the day, so they enjoy having the ability to temporarily Switch User to use the machine without forcibly logging someone off.
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johnb6767 earned 800 total points
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The only downside I see to it, is that you can start to see performance degradation when you have multiple sessions logged on, if the machines are not up to today's standards.....
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The only issue I see with Fast User Switching is that sessions never get closed, consuming more and more memory. But there is no security issue with it.

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