User Accounts

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by hudgie, Dec 3, 2002.

  1. hudgie

    hudgie Guest

    I have this prob with my user accounts on XP home. for some reason, when i click start>run>control userpasswords2 the guest account no longer shows up. the prob is, that my guest account is edited form there, to a standard user. for a certain installation, i need it to become an admin, then back to regular guest. i was able to do this once, but for some reason it no longer shows up as an option. can someone help me please?

    hudgie
     
  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Accounts that are disabled will not appear in 'userpasswords2'. Make sure you have the Guest account enabled by going through the Control Panel/User Accounts. Click "Guest Account" and then "Turn Guest Account On". Then it should appear in 'userpasswords2'.
     
  3. hudgie

    hudgie Guest

    the guest account, now renamed to something other than guest, along with privileges of a regular user (can burn cds, etc.) is active. i use it all the time. the prob is that i can only turn it on and off from the user account in the control panel. if it would work like it used to, to be able to see it in control userpasswords2, i would be able to reset PW, change name, account type etc.
     
  4. madmatt

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    Quite honestly, you shouldn't rename the guest account and use it as a regular account. The guest account is setup to have certain permissions and those permissions only. You should just create a new 'regular' user for use. I am sure dealer or allan will agree with me on this.
     
  5. hudgie

    hudgie Guest

    so i screwed up. lifes like that. the point is i want to change it back. can anyone help me with that?

    it was just that i wanted a "regular" account that could get turned on or off

    thanks

    hudgie
     
  6. I have two useraccounts, one is my usual account.. the one I use for internet, gaming, work, etc, and other same account for tweaking practises so I can see what any tweaks I get from here do to my system.

    I do not need to disable or turn off the tweaking account. I just ingore it.
     
  7. Binary

    Binary Guest

    While I do not believe there is a way to rename that account to the original name, it is all too easy to create an account that has the Guest properties. You can do that in control userpasswords2. Just add an account and make it a member of the group GUESTS. Doubleclicking on any account you can change group-membership, but don't change the built-in accounts. I'm just curious how exactly you managed to redefine the Guest account. If I know that, I might figure out a way to get it back to it's original state, though not very likely. Anyone considering tinkering: this account is also used for accessing a local network with Win9X computer to allow annonymous access to shared local resources.