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How To Set A Password For The Guest Account

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Soumitra Sengupta MVP
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SUMMARY
A guest account provides access to the computer for any user who does not have a user account on the computer. By default you do not require any password or, you can not create any password for this account either. Still if you wish to set a password for this guest account then you can easily do so.
Tips
Password For The Guest Account
A guest account provides access to the computer for any user who does not have a user account on the computer. By default you do not require any password or, you can not create any password for this account either. Still if you wish to set a password for this guest account then you can do the followings:-
1]Log in as the Administrator.
2]Start>Run>type "command" (without any quote)>ok
3]In the DOS window type the following:-
   Net user guest *and press the Enter key.
4]Enter the password.
5]Re-enter the password.
[Note:-To remove the password you have to follow the same procedure and press the Enter key twice ,or, you can open the Control Panel>User Accounts>Guest Account and from there you can easily change the password.
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Article ID: 555471 - Last Review: 10/11/2005 04:24:16 - Revision: 1.0

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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