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2/26/2014

Any way to change ForceGuest w/o using Regedit?

Any way to change ForceGuest w/o using Regedit?

Dr. StrangeDub
Guest
Posts: n/a

17th Jul 2003

According to the MSDN KB article 180548:


On Windows XP, the ForceGuest registry value is set to 1 by default in
the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa
According to Microsoft Windows XP Professional : Resource Kit
Documentation:
ForceGuest is enabled by default, but can be disabled on Windows XP
Professional by disabling the local security policy Network Access:
Force Network Logons using Local Accounts to Authenticate as Guest.
The problem is that on both XP machines I checked, the local security
policy Force Network Logons using Local Accounts to Authenticate as
Guest did not appear in the Local Security Policy Control Panel
program.
So, is there a way to change the ForceGuest value other than directly
in the registry? I know the command line utility secedit is
available, but it is probably more error prone than using Regedit to
change a single value.
Michael Rose
Unisys Corp.

Kent W. England [MVP]


Guest
Posts: n/a

17th Jul 2003

This registry key is controlled by "simple file sharing" in the Folder


Options control panel, down at the bottom of the advanced tab. If you
uncheck simple file sharing, it should set ForceGuest to zero. AFAIK,
these are identical actions.
-Kent W. England, Microsoft MVP for Windows

"Dr. StrangeDub" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message


news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> According to the MSDN KB article 180548:
> On Windows XP, the ForceGuest registry value is set to 1 by default in
> the following registry key:
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa
>
> According to Microsoft Windows XP Professional : Resource Kit
> Documentation:
> ForceGuest is enabled by default, but can be disabled on Windows XP
> Professional by disabling the local security policy Network Access:
http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/any-way-change-forceguest-w-o-using-regedit-t522898.html

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Force Network Logons using Local Accounts to Authenticate as Guest.


The problem is that on both XP machines I checked, the local security
policy Force Network Logons using Local Accounts to Authenticate as
Guest did not appear in the Local Security Policy Control Panel
program.
So, is there a way to change the ForceGuest value other than directly
in the registry? I know the command line utility secedit is
available, but it is probably more error prone than using Regedit to
change a single value.
Michael Rose
Unisys Corp.

http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/any-way-change-forceguest-w-o-using-regedit-t522898.html

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