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Windows 7: No Network Icon in Notification Area for Guest account

06 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 RC1
No Network Icon in Notification Area for Guest account

I like to enable the Guest Account on my Windows 7 computer so that my family can also use my PC for simple web surfing.

One thing that I have noticed in Windows 7 is that when in the guest account no network icon appears in the notification area (aka system tray) to tell you the status of the network connection. This is particularly annoying for me as our wireless network connection can be flaky at times (I blame the neighbours!) and it is good to be able to see the status.

Does anyone know how to enable the network status icon in the guest account?



My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2010   #2


thought it was the same way you enable the icon in a regular account /shrugs
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2010   #3

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Guest account has very limited capablity. The icon is not there so they cannot make changes to the network etc.

Create a standard user account for others. Yours is the administrative account
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