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Windows 8 Multiple Users Logged In and Switch Users

I upgraded a Windows 7 PC to Windows 8 and no Windows 8 is not allowing me to switch users without logging out the other users.  In W7 we could keep to users sessions logged in and switch back and forth without logging out a user.  The switch users button was hidden and I exposed it via GP but now I get the error that "only one users session" can be used.
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BeratungAuthor Commented:
Actual error is:

Logon Denied: "Only One User Session is Allowed"
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rindiCommented:
What version of Windows 8 is it? With Windows 7 you couldn't have several users logged on at the same time either if you had the wrong version....
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BeratungAuthor Commented:
Windows 8 Pro
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rindiCommented:
I know it works with the enterprise version, but I'm not sure about pro. With Windows 7 I think at least home premium was needed. Home and starter versions didn't have that function.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
works here flawlessly
start key, click on current user (top right), click on user to switch to.
switch user window
Note: my users are, David Johnson (current user), Administrator, and "Standard User"
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BeratungAuthor Commented:
Yeah.  That's the part that works until the user tries to login.  Then they get the error.
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McKnifeCommented:
Can only second ve3ofa, works here, too, on win8 pro.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Suggest you do another upgrade install, something is wonky with your system.
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caw01Commented:
I got the exact same issue.  When the computer locks, I am unable to switch users.  If you try to switch to another account, you get the error that only one user session is allowed.  If you just try to login, you get a message stating that the computer is locked and only the person who locked it can login.
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BeratungAuthor Commented:
I resinstalled the operating system and it allowed this.  Then a Windows 8 update take it away again.
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McKnifeCommented:
So... you should be able to locate what update it was by installing another instance of win8 and this time retest after each update installation. Sounds lengthy, eh? Better: install a hyper-v win8, make a snapshot and install have of all the updates and try, then half of the remaining half and so on, that will quickly find the culprit.
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caw01Commented:
I'm beginning to wonder if it is a domain policy rather than a local machine policy issue.
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McKnifeCommented:
That would mean that policy produces buggy behavior - quite unlikely but possible. So turn off all policies.
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BeratungAuthor Commented:
I am not using Group Policy.  This is a stand alone PC.
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McKnifeCommented:
So, any feedback on my last advice?
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BeratungAuthor Commented:
The solution was to make modifications to the registry to allow switching users.   I will update with details in a bit.
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comfortjeaniusCommented:
This setting can be enabled by creating the HideFastUserSwitching REG_DWORD value under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System Registry key and setting it to 1.

I hope it helps
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