How is Vista Guest Account Enabled Still RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I used the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer a few days ago and it determined my Guest account is active.  I thought how could that be if the UAC says Guest Account is Off.  I checked my Event Logs and sure enough the MBSA was correct.  Someone is logging into my computer using the Guest account.  See below:

    An account was successfully logged on.


    Security ID          Susan/Susan

    Account Name      Susan

    Account Domain    Susan

    Logon ID              0x45a19

    Logon Type          3

    New Logon:

    Security ID            Susan/Guest

    Account Name        Guest

    Account Domain      Susan

    Logon ID                0x305ce3

    Logon GUID            {0000000000-0000-0000-000000000000}

    Process Information

    Process ID                 0xc5c

    Process Name             C:\windows\explorer.exe

    Detalied Authentication Information

    Logon Process               Advapi

    Authentication Pkg         Negotiate

    Key Length                    0

    What can I do about this.  Thanks.   JC



    Tuesday, March 22, 2011 8:51 PM

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  • Hi,

    Is anyone researching this or could you direct me otherwise?  Thanks.  JC

    Thursday, March 24, 2011 7:52 PM
  • Hi,

    If you would like to disable Guest account, please see this.


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    Friday, March 25, 2011 9:43 AM
  • Magon Liu,

    Thanks for your reply but the link provided goes to Page not found.  Please understand, I know how to use the UAC and disable the Guest account and it does indicate that the Guest account is off.  If you will, please answer the original question.  What can I do to prevent access, deny use of the Guest account if the feature under the UAC does not work?   It says Guest account is off. 

    As I mentioned before, the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer indicated the Guest account is active and in use and I'd like for someone to tell me how to shut it down since I can't delete the account without your assistance.  Thanks.  JC


    Monday, March 28, 2011 6:01 PM