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Tools: VAssume - Profile Assumer


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Introduction to VAssume

I wrote this tool so that administrators can assume the identity of another user, since that major feature is lacking in Windows. Using this tool you can become another user so that you can alter the profile of another user.

Also, please let me know if you have any questions, comments or suggestions for this program.

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Instructions for General Usage

VAssumeWhen you run the program you will see a list on top of accounts that have been used on the computer and a list on the bottom of profile directories.

By default the account you're logged in as will be selected in the top list. Normally you will want to change the profile for an administrative account you're logged in as, but it is possible you would want to select a different account. It is important to note that the account you select on top must be an administrator since you most likely want have access to the assumed user's profile folder and registry otherwise.

The account that is selected in the bottom list is the profile directory you're currently set to use. Simply select another profile directory in the bottom list and click "Assume User".

At this point you need to log out and log back in for the profile to be assumed. At that point you can change their wallpaper, change their default printer, edit their browser extensions, etc. and those changes will apply to the target profile rather than the account you're logged in as.

If you would like to revert your account to your original profile then run this tool again to change it back.

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Automation (Command-line Parameters / Arguments )

Most of my programs I include command-line parameters but I have not with this program. If you would like me to add command-line automation for this program then let me know and I should be able to do it for you.

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Version History

2014/03/16: v1.0.1 released.

This is the first release of this program. The program is freeware.

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Program Name: VAssume
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Current Version: 1.0.1 (final/release)
Release Date: 2014/03/16
Notes: The program was written such that it should work on Windows XP and above, for both 32bit and 64bit variants. Please let me know if you find this program useful, and also let me know if you have any features you would like to see in a newer version.

You can also browse all previous versions by clicking here.

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