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Thread: Password protecting the "Guest" account

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2004

    Password protecting the "Guest" account

    Hey guys, I'm new here so I thought why not get the ball rolling with a little "tip".

    Forgive me if this has been covered.

    For those of you who don't want to disable the "Guest" account. (I don't know why you would want the "Guest" account but anyway)

    Here is how you can assign a password to the "Guest" account

    This is for Microsoft Windows XP Pro and XP Home

    1. Log onto your XP machine with the Administrator account.
    2. Enable (or if it already is enabled, double check) your "Guest" account
    3. Go Start > Run > then type "cmd" in the run box
    4. Within the "cmd" input the following command "Net user guest password" and hit enter
    5. Go to the Control Panel > User Accounts. Click the Guest account and now you can modify the password.

    Once again though, I would completely disable the "Guest" account rather than password protecting it


  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Great way to start off dude

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    I tried both options but I prefer to disable the guest account.

    To each his own I guess.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Or better yet, password protect an administrative account and never use it unless when major changes are needed, only limited accounts are to normally be used which are also password protected. Maybe have the administrative account re-named as "guest" & have normal names for lower priveledged accounts.

  5. #5
    AO Guinness Monster MURACU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    I would normally rename the guest account as administrator, give it a strong password and remove the few authorisations it might have. Things like allowing it to log on to the computer locally ect. I would then lock the acount so that if anyone tries to use it they would get the "this account is locked out" message and not "This account is disactivated" message which is usually a give away. then set up an audit on it and check your logs. Of course the administrator account should as the specialist said be renamed and rarely used.
    Good tip and a nice way to start welcome.
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  6. #6
    AO French Antique News Whore
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    You can also change the guest account or any account password without knowing the old one using the Computer Management console in Windows XP.
    -Simon \"SDK\"

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    hi,do u know how to hack winlock password or else???

  8. #8
    Senior Member
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    Oct 2003
    Sbin started off posting so well and now this 643098 demonstrates exactly what not to do on a first post. Go read some stickys and tuts on ethics and posting.

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