Keep Internet Connections Alive When Switching Users

Keep RAS Connections Alive When Switching Users

You might have noticed that when you use the "Switch User" feature of Windows XP, you will lose your RAS (Dial-up and/or certain xDSL connections) connection. You can avoid this by entering the following to your registry:
  1. Start the Registry Editor
  2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon
  3. Right-click an empty space in the right-hand pane, and from the menu select New > String value
  4. Name the new value KeepRASConnections
  5. Right-click the KeepRASConnections value, and choose Modify from the menu
  6. Enter 1 as the Value data
  7. Close the registry editor and log off from Windows for the changes to take effect
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This process also works across logoff - logon sequence of any older versions of NT based systems such as NT 4.0, Windows 2000 (my system), etc.

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