Internet For Multiple User Accounts

I have windows 7 32bit running on intel quad. I have 2 administrator accounts and i have made changes to the default settings to the privacy and other account settings. The problem is that whenever i connect to internet ( requires a user name and password everytime†i log in) this connection is under dial - up and vpn the internet functions normally , but when i switch accounts the connection of the†previous account is lost also i need to reconnect to internet again with account i have switched to.

Also the option while connecting "save this username and password for the following accounts -> anyone who uses this computer " is greyed out. Thus, im unable to keep my internet connection active simultaneously for both the accounts. I was able to do this in windows xp 32-bit.

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Posted On: 2010-01-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-27 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-08 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Bcp3: 00000000000006f8
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Service pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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