Sound Settings/Multiple Users Problem

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Hello. I hope someone here can help me.

I'm having a problem getting user account sound event settings to work
correctly. If a change is made for one user, it seems to change for the
other user accounts. However, there is a twist ....... for instance, User 1
has a sound selected for windows logon and User 2 has a different sound
selected for that same event. When using fast user switching, User 2 logs
off/switches to User 1, User 1 hears the sound he has selected for logon, as
well as User 2's selected sound for that event. In other words, when User 1
logs on, he hears 2 sounds. This problem only effects Limited User
accounts and has no effect on the Administrator account.

We are running WinXP Home w/ SP2. Any light you can shed on this problem
would be greatly appreciated.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    That is caused by each User not setting their own Sound Scheme. Go to:
    Start>Control Panel>Sounds and Audio>Sounds tab
    Under Sound Scheme, each User has to set their sound to their own
    preferences and give the Sound Scheme a name and click Apply and OK
    This will save their sounds for when they log on and also switches when
    changed to another User. Each User has to set their own sounds and save
    the settings to take effect. You can also set each User to have their own
    Wallpaper (background).


    --
    XP-WNP
    Today is the first day of the
    rest of your life.


    "Wanderer" wrote:

    >
    > Hello. I hope someone here can help me.
    >
    > I'm having a problem getting user account sound event settings to work
    > correctly. If a change is made for one user, it seems to change for the
    > other user accounts. However, there is a twist ....... for instance, User 1
    > has a sound selected for windows logon and User 2 has a different sound
    > selected for that same event. When using fast user switching, User 2 logs
    > off/switches to User 1, User 1 hears the sound he has selected for logon, as
    > well as User 2's selected sound for that event. In other words, when User 1
    > logs on, he hears 2 sounds. This problem only effects Limited User
    > accounts and has no effect on the Administrator account.
    >
    > We are running WinXP Home w/ SP2. Any light you can shed on this problem
    > would be greatly appreciated.
    >
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Thanks for the reply, Byte, but that doesn't seem to solve the problem. I
    tried saving each of the individual user's settings as a sound scheme, but
    the problem still persists. It only seems to be effecting the Windows Logon
    sound. The New Mail Notification sounds, etc. remain as selected for each
    user. Any other ideas?


    "Byte" <Byte@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:9A78F96B-4E8B-43AE-B887-0F58FB20369A@microsoft.com...
    That is caused by each User not setting their own Sound Scheme. Go to:
    Start>Control Panel>Sounds and Audio>Sounds tab
    Under Sound Scheme, each User has to set their sound to their own
    preferences and give the Sound Scheme a name and click Apply and OK
    This will save their sounds for when they log on and also switches when
    changed to another User. Each User has to set their own sounds and save
    the settings to take effect. You can also set each User to have their own
    Wallpaper (background).


    --
    XP-WNP
    Today is the first day of the
    rest of your life.


    "Wanderer" wrote:

    >
    > Hello. I hope someone here can help me.
    >
    > I'm having a problem getting user account sound event settings to work
    > correctly. If a change is made for one user, it seems to change for the
    > other user accounts. However, there is a twist ....... for instance, User
    1
    > has a sound selected for windows logon and User 2 has a different sound
    > selected for that same event. When using fast user switching, User 2 logs
    > off/switches to User 1, User 1 hears the sound he has selected for logon,
    as
    > well as User 2's selected sound for that event. In other words, when User
    1
    > logs on, he hears 2 sounds. This problem only effects Limited User
    > accounts and has no effect on the Administrator account.
    >
    > We are running WinXP Home w/ SP2. Any light you can shed on this problem
    > would be greatly appreciated.
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Also, upon further investigation, it effects all of the accounts, including
    the administartor account.


    "Wanderer" <NoNot2Me@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:uDm8FOtuFHA.4040@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...


    Thanks for the reply, Byte, but that doesn't seem to solve the problem. I
    tried saving each of the individual user's settings as a sound scheme, but
    the problem still persists. It only seems to be effecting the Windows Logon
    sound. The New Mail Notification sounds, etc. remain as selected for each
    user. Any other ideas?


    "Byte" <Byte@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:9A78F96B-4E8B-43AE-B887-0F58FB20369A@microsoft.com...
    That is caused by each User not setting their own Sound Scheme. Go to:
    Start>Control Panel>Sounds and Audio>Sounds tab
    Under Sound Scheme, each User has to set their sound to their own
    preferences and give the Sound Scheme a name and click Apply and OK
    This will save their sounds for when they log on and also switches when
    changed to another User. Each User has to set their own sounds and save
    the settings to take effect. You can also set each User to have their own
    Wallpaper (background).


    --
    XP-WNP
    Today is the first day of the
    rest of your life.


    "Wanderer" wrote:

    >
    > Hello. I hope someone here can help me.
    >
    > I'm having a problem getting user account sound event settings to work
    > correctly. If a change is made for one user, it seems to change for the
    > other user accounts. However, there is a twist ....... for instance, User
    1
    > has a sound selected for windows logon and User 2 has a different sound
    > selected for that same event. When using fast user switching, User 2 logs
    > off/switches to User 1, User 1 hears the sound he has selected for logon,
    as
    > well as User 2's selected sound for that event. In other words, when User
    1
    > logs on, he hears 2 sounds. This problem only effects Limited User
    > accounts and has no effect on the Administrator account.
    >
    > We are running WinXP Home w/ SP2. Any light you can shed on this problem
    > would be greatly appreciated.
    >
    >
    >
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