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Windows 7: guest account and other accounts won't access

08 Jan 2011   #1
memorythief

windows 7
 
 
guest account and other accounts won't access

when ever i attempt to enable and access the guest account, or create a new user account, when i click the account icon from the sign in screen it, the account immediately says 'logging off' which is bizarre because they weren't logged in!!

my account owner administrator works fine, has never been altered

any ideas on a remedy? thank you very much





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08 Jan 2011   #2
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

It is a user account problem.

Control Panel --> Administrative Tools --> Local Security Policy;




A default guest account already exists as does a "hidden" admin account which has universal control. ( The default/admin account which most people use is not a "Universal Administrator Account").

You have to activate that admin account;



Click on "enable". Set it up as required with or without password etc.

Enable the guest account and assign whatever rights you want to give it, using "User Rights Assignment", and that's basically that!

Make sure you have a good backup ( image ), and that you don't forget your password, because if you do there is no way to get in to the system.

Regards....Mike Connor
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09 Jan 2011   #3
memorythief

windows 7
 
 
missing????

now what? local security policy not an option


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09 Jan 2011   #4
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

That option is not available in all Windows 7 versions, so you may not have it. ( Obviously you don't ).

You have not filled out your system specs in your profile so I don't know what you have.

See here;

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Regards....Mike Connor
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09 Jan 2011   #5
memorythief

windows 7
 
 
good morning mike

first i appreciate your help, let me tell you where i am regarding this...

i did supply system info as an attachment and i will again here.

i have created the admin account through cmd..now what? lol


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09 Jan 2011   #6
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

The text you have there is merely a text dump from a hardware diagnostic program, and is no use in this case.

For information on your problem;

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Local Users and Groups Manager - Open

Regards....Mike Connor
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09 Jan 2011   #7
memorythief

windows 7
 
 
ok

i've enabled the built in administrator account but i still can't access the local security policy? what system info should i post? sorry for being a noob!
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09 Jan 2011   #8
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

No problem. You need to use that account to assign rights to the guest account.

It is explained at the link I gave;

Local Users and Groups Manager - Open

You need to follow that tutorial to set up the account.



Regards....Mike Connor
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09 Jan 2011   #9
memorythief

windows 7
 
 
oman

i tried all that. i still cant access 'local users and groups' perhaps because i have 7 home premium? regardless. i just want to get the guest account to work

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09 Jan 2011   #10
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Well, I'm sorry, but I don't know what else to tell you. If you can not access accounts as an administrator, then you have some of problem with your system, or are doing something wrong, but I don't know what. There are a number of options which are not available in Windows 7 Home Premium.

You can try this ;

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Computer (this icon is also on the desktop).
  3. Right click on the Hard Disk icon where your OS is installed and click Properties.
  4. Click the Security tab.
  5. Click the Advanced tab.
  6. Click the Change Permissions button located after the Permission Entries list.
  7. A new window will appear on your screen. Such a window contains a list of all the user accounts available on your computer.
  8. Select the user account you want to give total control over your Windows 7 and click the Edit button.
  9. Now, tick the checkbox labeled “Total Control” and press OK.



Or this ;

At the Command Prompt.
  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Search field, type CMD.
  3. On the list of available programs, right click the Command Prompt icon and click Run as Administrator.
  4. In the black window, type: net user administrator /active:yes
  5. Press Enter.
  6. The system should return you the following message: The command completed successfully.
  7. Now, exit the Command Prompt and click the Start icon.
  8. Log off from the current account and in the Account window you should now see the Administrator account.
  9. If you want to turn off the Admin account, type: net users administrator /active:no
There is also a Microsoft Fix;

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215

To fix a corrupted profile;

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...d-user-profile


I don't know whether they work in Home premium versions.


Regards....Mike Connor
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