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Switch between user session via a script

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Hi, is there a way in windows 7 to create a script that will allow me to switch between two user sessions.

My situation is, On XP I used to have 2 PC's on my desk, one logged on with my normal domain user account and the second PC with my domain admin account.

 Now that I am using Win7 Id like to only use on PC with a session from each user and switch between them with as little required clicks as possible as I have to switch about 40x a day and its annoying to go via "alt + control + del" and click and enter the username and password manually routine every time.

Is there perhaps a way\method to go with a vbscript or powershell that when executed switches to a defined user account and only requires me to enter the password or is this in general do to the security limitations not possible at all and not worth to spent more time on?
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I wasn't aware of a way to do this until you asked.
This link has some details.
http://www.nextofwindows.com/windows-7-8-quick-tip-how-to-switch-user-from-a-command-line/
After a startup you need to log on to one account, then switch user to your other account.
Now open a command prompt and run "quser" (could also use "qwinsta").  This will list your sessions and their ID.  To switch to another session run
tscon x /password:*
where "x" is the session ID (number) that you want to switch to.  You could also specify the password in the command instead of using "*", but this is more secure.
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This is exactly what I was looking for, thank you, I will test tomorrow in the office
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Thank you, worked perfectly!
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