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Windows 7: Disabled Guest Account found stil Enabled


26 Feb 2012   #1
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Disabled Guest Account found stil Enabled

Hello,
When I installed the W7 Ultimate, I think I went into user accounts as admin and disabled the Guest account. During another problem that let me to secpol.msc, I was addressing some issue and noted that there was as entry that said that the Guest Account was still enabled. Being green behind the ears, this deep and getting a warning about some sort of future none functionality if I disabled it, I left it as it was. Should I disable the Guest account in secpol.msc, I will never allow anyone on my computer without my permission. No Guest Account is visible as an option. Thanks for any opinions and/or advice!
Glenn


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26 Feb 2012   #2
codekiddy

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1 Version 6.1 Build 7601
 
 

goto:
control panel>administrative tools>computer management>local users and groups>users
now right click on "Guest">properties
now check "Account is disabled" checkbox
Press OK, close all windows.

hope this helps

edit:
secpol.msc>>security setting>>security options>>Guest account status now should look like this:
View image: Capture
if it does not then maybe restart may be required.
[IMG]http://**************/image/z1dbfpzn3/[/IMG]
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26 Feb 2012   #3
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by codekiddy View Post
goto:
control panel>administrative tools>computer management>local users and groups>users
now right click on "Guest">properties
now check "Account is disabled" checkbox
Press OK, close all windows.

hope this helps

edit:
secpol.msc>>security setting>>security options>>Guest account status now should look like this:
View image: Capture
if it does not then maybe restart may be required.
[IMG]http://**************/image/z1dbfpzn3/[/IMG]
Howdy codekiddy,
I do believe that is how I did it originally. But when I went into secpol,msc to disable and clean my start-up menu I just happened to notice on line that said the the Guest Account was enabled. When I went to properties, as it was not checked in a snippet example that a member posted I became concerned. I do not have the expertise to just go ahead and disable it, especially in secpol.msc!! Thanks buddy!
Glenn

Also currently my windows machine is busy and I am on my linux box and can't double check. But I will take a look like you explained!
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