If you need to switch User Accounts frequently in Windows, you can create a desktop shortcut for it. This post will show you how to do it using the built-in Session Disconnection Utility or tsdiscon.exe.
Normally to switch users, you use the Power Options > Shut down button > Select Switch User. Then you press Ctrl+Alt+Delete, and then click the user you want to switch to. But if you wish, you can also create a desktop shortcut to do it.
Session Disconnection Utility
If you browse in C:\Windows\System32\ folder, you will come across an .exe file named as tsdiscon.exe. This is the Session Disconnection Utility. This process disconnects the current session, and can be used to create a shortcut to switch users in a click.
To create a desktop shortcut, right-click on the desktop > New > Shortcut > Type :
Click Next > Name it Switch Users > Finish.
Give it a suitable icon.
Now if you click on this shortcut, you will be immediately taken to the logon screen. Works just fine on Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista too.