User switching is not possible

  • Article ID: 109257
  • Updated: 28 May 2009

Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption 4.60

Client OS

Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP SP3

Server OS



If using the Microsoft Autologon function ("users can logon without an ID and password"), how can I log off and then log on again as a new user?


There are two alternative ways to log on as a different user:

1. In "Control Panel", start "Users and Passwords" and deactivate automatic logon. Log off and then log on again as a different user. After having done that, reactivate Microsoft automatic logon.

2. Do not activate Microsoft automatic logon. You should instead install or activate the Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption "Secure AutoLogon" function (SAL). Use Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption's SAL function for automatic logon. SAL stores the Microsoft logon data for every Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption user and logs them on automatically.

- You can link the Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption password with the Microsoft password. This allows you to specify whether you want to be logged on as a Microsoft User or Administrator when you enter the Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption password

- If a user is logged on, you can log them off in the usual way and then log as the Administrator.

keywords: sde

If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.

Rate this article

Very poor Excellent