SOLUTION: Microsoft Teams multiple accounts (second account)

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SOLUTION:

1) "Win + I" => Accounts => Other Users => Add someone else to this PC (for example, user without Microsoft account named MSTeams, not Administrator)
2) "Ctrl + Alt + Del" => Switch user
3) Login to second MSTeams user
4) Download and install MSTeams
5) Login to the MSTeams using an account with less activity and close application
6) Ctrl + Alt + Del => Switch user
7) Return to your main account
8) Go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\ and find cmd.exe
9) Click "Shift + Right Mouse" and chose "Run as different user" (find in google how to add it if you don't have this option)
10) Login with MSTeams user
11) Write following command in the console
12) C:\Users\MSTeams\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams\Update.exe --processStart "Teams.exe"

To run MSTeams again repeat following steps
8) Go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\ and find cmd.exe
9) Click "Shift + Right Mouse" and chose "Run as different user" (find in google how to add it if you dont have this option)
10) Login with MSTeams user
11) Write following command in the console
12) C:\Users\MSTeams\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams\Update.exe --processStart "Teams.exe"

 

This steps can be optimized by PowerShell script:
#run as admin
if (!([Security.Principal.WindowsPrincipal][Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent()).IsInRole([Security.Principal.WindowsBuiltInRole] "Administrator")) { Start-Process powershell.exe "-NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -File `"$PSCommandPath`"" -Verb RunAs; exit }

$username = '.\MSTeams'
$password = 'YOUR_PASSWORD_OF_THE_MSTEAMS_USER.'

$securePassword = ConvertTo-SecureString $password -AsPlainText -Force
$credential = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential $username, $securePassword
Start-Process 'C:\Users\MSTeams\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams\Update.exe' '--processStart "Teams.exe"' -Credential $credential

 

Also, you can add this script to the windows scheduler with log in to account trigger with admin permission

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If someone wants to help, please create more detailed instructions with screenshots or videos and I update this post with more details.

 

Regards,

Ivan

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Nifty work around but It’s so much easier to open chrome with a 2nd profile with your credentials saved ;p. And or downloading and using franz!
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@Chris Webb 

 

Yes, I agree that it is not simple, but it is the best way for me, someone can create more detailed instructions with screenshots and videos. I hope that it helps resolve this problem for some people. 
I using this solution for 2 months and it cost only 1 hour to configure all. Now second Teams app runs when I log in to my windows user and it work better that Chrome. 

 

 

And what about desktop screen sharing (or PowerPoint document or window of some app) with Chrome, it is possible?

Also, some organizations are not allowed to use external software on your device, so I would not like to use franz because it might create some security issues hypothetically.

 

 

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@ivan6932 HI -- very creative but utter nonsense ... FIX THE APP -- slack can do this !

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@DJLAD  - So right, I have five organisations using Teams (2 Voluntary, My University, Employer and and Industry Group) I can use multiple 1 drive accounts but not Teams. MS need to get up with the game wit this tool and realise that people belong to multiple organisations.

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@RayPi- same here; two of my organisations use Teams (along with WebEx, Slack, oneDrive, SharePoint, etc.). Teams is the only one where I have this issue. Both identities show up on the Windows desktop and web apps, but both apps freeze and/or default to the 'more actvity' identity when I try to switch. If I try to log in at startup to the 'less activity' one, I get "You don't have access to this org in Teams. Select another org, or contact your admin for more details." This is untrue and unhelpful. How do I know this? Switching is fine on the Android version of Teams. If MS isn't going to let us switch, what is the point of providing a dropdown suggesting that I can?

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Solution? That's a hacky workaround that won't work on anything but Windows. :( Thanks for the effort, I guess.