Windows XP Guest account removal

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Kieran Zund, Jun 5, 2003.

  1. Kieran Zund

    Kieran Zund Guest

    I know how to disable it, but I'm wondering is there a way to completely REMOVE the guest account and all it's files that aren't windows-essential. Seems somebody has been using my desktop guest account to web browse, because there was some stuff in it's temporary internet folder. So... can this be done?
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    Messages:
    13,256
    Location:
    New York City
    Start>Run>control userpasswords2
    Check if you can delete the Guest account from there. I haven't tried it, so I'm not sure.
     
  3. augie

    augie Guest

    Just turn it off in user accounts or put a password on it
     
  4. Kieran Zund

    Kieran Zund Guest

    I have to remember that control. Looks like just what I want :D Thanks NetRyder!
     
  5. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

    Messages:
    1,084
    If you have XP Pro...

    Right click on My Computer
    Select Manage
    Select Local Users and Groups
    Select Users
    Select Guest
    Right click and Select Delete.

    I believe the option that NetRyder posted will let you do it IF the account is active, but if it has been disabled then I do not think it will show in that view. You might as well go ahead and get rid of the HelpAssistant account as well, unless you plan on using Remote Assistant.
     
  6. in any form of nt, the admin and guest accounts can never be deleted only disabled as a safety thing - never could
     
  7. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    Messages:
    13,256
    Location:
    New York City
    It was just a shot in the dark ;)
    As spikemic says, you probably won't be able to delete the account from there either.