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Fast User Switching
Authored by: wkessinger on Sep 19, '09 07:31:28AM

This script was exactly what I was looking for. I am running an iTunes 9 Home Sharing server on an alternate account under Fast User Switching. This is serving the iTunes "master library" for my family. The iMac it runs on is also a family computer for the kids.

Of course, I frequently need to administer the master library to keep it synced with purchases that have been loaded into individual users' libraries. With this script I'm able to ssh into the iMac FUS account, close down iTunes, then open the same iTunes library on my laptop without interrupting anyone's iMac session.

If the current iMac user is running a second copy of iTunes, this script doesn't seem to see it; it closes down the FUS iTunes session without asking me to choose between the processes. The script does generate a warning message (twice):

_RegisterApplication(), FAILED TO establish the default connection to the WindowServer, _CGSDefaultConnection() is NULL.

but this doesn't seem to interfere with its successful execution.



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