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Fast User Switching/Other accounts hidden

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Category: ForensiT Support
Forum Name: Domain Migration
Forum Discription: User Profile Wizard questions, suggestions, comments and bug reports
Printed Date: 28 Feb 2020 at 12:41am

Topic: Fast User Switching/Other accounts hidden
Posted By: durkops
Subject: Fast User Switching/Other accounts hidden
Date Posted: 04 Oct 2019 at 3:27pm

I have used profwiz to migrate a domain account to a local account, and I believe I still had the "default profile" box checked.   It appears to have disabled fast user switching and it no longer shows the other local accounts on the welcome screen. Is there a way to reverse the 'default profile' option and get those other accounts back on the welcome screen?

I am using windows 10 pro.

PS - i tried to search for the bbs, but couldnt find anything!

Posted By: mgoeben
Date Posted: 11 Nov 2019 at 1:56am

Found the solution to this Problem:

Open regedit
Press Windows+R
Type regedit + enter
Navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList]
You will probably want to right-click on “ProfileList” and click export to save the entire subtree in case something goes wrong.
You will find several subfolders or “keys” named something like “S-1-x-xx…”, open them one at the time
Each should contain at least the three value-sets, “Flags”, “ProfileImagePath” and “State”, some will contain more
Look at the end of ProfileImagePath for the name of the user represented by the key
You will usually have one for each user on the system, and one for each of the three system entries ‘systemprofile’, ‘LocalService’ and ‘NetworkService’
Delete any key (i.e. the whole “S-1-x-xx” folder) that does not contain at least those three values
The welcome screen should now work as expected, showing the avatar for all registered users; enjoy!


Posted By: brucey791
Date Posted: 28 Nov 2019 at 3:48pm
Thank you for this! Just saved me! :)

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