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Q: how to enable guest account on a domain computer

what I did:
1. enable guest in "local user and groups"
2. remove guest account from local security policy -->"deny log on locally"
but, in local seurity policy -->"guest account status " is greyed out, by default it is disable, I have to put the computer to workgrup then enable the guest account
after all these, still can't logon to the PC as guest, got "the account is disabled, pls contact admin....."
what am I missing? should I modify GPO? where do I find the GPO that affecting guest account?
thanks.

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A: how to enable guest account on a domain computer

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I have a fresh install of win8 and there is no guest account at logon.
I've tried creating a one and it says that it already exists.
I've install win8 on my daughters computer as an upgrade to win7 and she has the guest account.
I can't find anywhere to enable it on mine. I assume I will need to alter something in the registry?

A:How do you enable the guest account?

The quickest way to enable the Guest account is via Control panel/User Accounts/Manage another account. You can also right click on 'Computer' under Metro, select manage from the task bar, then select Local Users and Groups/Users/Guest - Uncheck the account disabled box.

Guest Account - Turn On or Off - Windows 7 Forums

Out of interest, why use the Guest account, why not create a separate account?

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Hi, we recently purchased a group of PCs with Windows 10 installed at our institution. We would like to configure the PCs to have a guest account and when a user logs off the account his or her files would be deleted (much like the guest account of a Mac), is there a way to do it?

If this is not possible, is there a way to configure the PCs so they are for public use? (such as limit access with files deletion upon logging off)

A:How to enable guest account with file delete upon exit?

Many libraries use DeepFreeze, however, I'm not sure if that will be something you want. Short of enabling Guest account on boot/startup and disabling Guest account on Restart or Shutdown -- I have no idea.

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We have laptop computers that normally log into the AD domain, but also need to be able to allow users to log into the computer when the domain is not available  for authentication.
My issue is, I would like to harden the laptops against brute force login in the event the laptop were stolen.  Even though we have a domain-level policy that locks an account after three invalid login attempts, I am not finding a way to do that with
cached credentials when the computer is not on the domain.  The user does not have a locally defined account on the laptop, only cached domain credentials.
Limiting the number of cached logins does not address this particular situation that I have been able to find -- the computer still allows an unlimited number of incorrect guesses at the password, and once the correct password is entered, the account is
logged in.
This is Windows 7 Professional.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Thanks.

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Hi all,

I was looking at the event viewer and noticed that there are multiple "logoff" events - event id 4634 - associated with the guest accolunt on my computer. The guest account is disabled. There is no associated "logon" event with matching event id although there are numerous SYSTEM logon events and one rather curious "anonymous user" logon event.

I am concerned that this may suggest a trojan but have no other symptons or issues to concern me other than these entries.

Can anyone shed any light?

A:Vista Pro. Multiple Guest logoff events with guest account off

ANONYMOUS LOGONs are routine events on Windows networks.http://www.ultimatewindowssecurity.com/sec...px?eventid=4634

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My admin account stopped working (a window popped up about a "registration error?") and for some reason it's gone now. Completely gone. Fortunately, my guest account saved documents from my admin account. Now, I can't make any changes to my computer, and I certainly can't make a new account. I've looked up the problem and I've tried using the command prompt to create a new account, and... nothing happened. A message popped up that said something about insufficient privileges. Please, help!
 

A:Only account left on my computer is guest

Try booting in the safe mode mode and see if you can do anything.
 

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 The Guest user completely disappeared after I upgrade from WIN 7 to WIN10.The start up page only show admin user account.

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 The Guest user completely disappeared after I upgrade from WIN 7 to WIN10.The start up page only show admin user account.

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Hellllllo !

On my work laptop I have my Administrator account, which I use all the time, and a Guest account that people can use to go on the Internet etc.

What I have not found out how to do yet is to prevent the Guest account users from :

- Installing or removing software
- Changing any setting in control panel (or the shortcuts leading to it, such as "right-click on the Desktop > personalize"
- Changing internet connections (I've caught guests on the neighbor's open network often, even though my WPA2 wireless network is remembered)

What I have found how to do, using permissions:

- Open specific programs (I have gone and edited the permissions on all the .exes files for the programs I wanted to restrict, and it works fine)
- Access partitions or hard drives (Guests only see the path exists, they have no access and no info to the partitions/drives I restricted)

Now, about my problem, what I've tried so far:

- Same as I did to restrict access to partitions/hard drives, using permissions: I tried to modify the permissions of the Guest account to allow only reading and launching apps on C: as a whole. That didn't work though, Windows wouldn't let me change the permissions on the system disc, even as an administrator with UAC off. I tried many combinations of allow/deny and no change is permitted.

So, what can I do ? Right now, there are only a few shortcuts on the Guest account desktop, but I've tested it: using the Start menu or the com... Read more

A:How to prevent Guest account from making modifications to the computer

A guest account DOESN'T have admin rights, just as a standard user. He/she cannot modify registry keys in HKLM so cannot modify system wide settings!

He can change his own font and his own windows sounds. But not install programs.

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Recently while running some log checks I found the guest account had been logging on and off, even tho I have disabled the guest acount long ago.

Now MBSA has been showing that the guest acct was active but I had thought it was an error, since when I would check it would show to be off.

Finding this I decided to check deeper and found while checking services that DCOM and RPC had been reenabled and I can no longer stop or disable those services.
The functionality is greyed out.

DCOM is still being blocked luckyly since there has been over a 1000 attemps to start the srvice.
In my admin tools I no longer seem to have the tools to set user permission levels.
I run XP Home with SP1 and all the latest updates for it.
AV and AT scans daily SpywareGuard;Blaster and Spybot S&D tea timer running also Previx. Sygate Pro
I am not sure if the P2P connection attemps are related to this or not as there are no outbound attemps from me logged.

Any ideas have I been owned as a P2P server even tho I logg no outbound connections?

Thanks for any thoughts on this.

A:Guest account activity with guest acct off

Er..could it possible be some kind of homemade virus/trojan or similiar and you got it, or some kind of error with the pc something wrong setting.

I don't know what the problem can be but still won't hurt to ask a few questions or having a few thoughts.

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Suddenly, the Windows 7 doesn't allow me to access my Admin Account and showing error msg (The User Profile Service service failed to Logon). I am left with only the Guest Account with limited access.
I tried copying the cmd.exe, using Fix It Program, login through Safe Mode but all didn't work.
Would anyone help pls?
HMK

A:The User Profile (Administrator Account) Service failed to logon and then left with only Guest Account in Windows 7

Hi,

Occasionally, Windows might not read your user profile correctly, such as if your antivirus software is scanning your computer while you try to log on.
Please try restarting your computer and logging on with your user account again.

If the issue still persists, please restart in safe mode to log on with the built-in administrator account:
1. Restart your computer and hit F8 multiples times until you see a menu-like screen, if you see the Windows splash screen then repeat this step
2. Highlight and hit enter on Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Try logging in there.
3. If you are able to login, once a command prompt pops up, type: net user administrator password /active:yes (you can specify whatever password you want for the administrator
account.)
4. If you get a message saying "The command completed successfully", then restart your computer by typing: shutdown -r
5. Boot up again pressing F8, but this time choose just Safe Mode.
6. You will be able to login as Administrator with the password you set in Step 3.

Then try the following methods:
Method 1: Fix these user account profile on these computer

Method 2: Log on to Windows and copy your data to a new account
Method 3: Delete the error SID and create a new profile
For the detailed information, please refer to this article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215Karen Hu
TechNet Community Support

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So this is probably the strangest problem I have ever encountered with Windows 7. About two or three months ago, I noticed that my user account had suddenly changed into a guest account. I get prompted for an administrator password when trying to do any tasks that require administrator privilege. It is not a huge hassle, as I know the administrator account password.

Here is where it becomes very strange. When I turn my computer on, it automatically logs me into my user account (the guest account). When I got into the user accounts section of the control panel and try to manage user accounts, it shows exactly zero user accounts on my computer. Also, when I try to change my user account (the guest account) to an administrator account, precisely nothing happens.

It gets evens stranger. When I log out of Windows, the only user account I can pick from, to log back into Windows, is the generic "Administrator" account. My user account is nowhere to be found. When I go to the control panel and try to manage accounts, only the administrator account is listed. There is an option turn on a generic guest account, but nothing related to my original user account is shown. Again, this is in contrast to when I am logged into my user account (the guest account), and see exactly zero user accounts listed on the manage accounts screen.

I feel that I am pretty good at avoiding bad websites, and I do have an antivirus program installed (not that that will prevent my ... Read more

A:User account changed into a guest account, how can I change it back

Hi and welcome to the Forum
When you refer to the generic Administrator Account do you mean the Account that is hidden in Windows 7? If so did you activate it using this:
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable If you did the above then this is strange as forgetting the "Hidden admin account you must have at least one ordinary Admin account in Windows 7. You can't operate the system without one!!

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Hi,

When i access a system which is having windows xp professional as an operating system and it is in workgroup it is going to guest account and asking the guest password but there is an option in which if we change and when we try to access the same system it will ask the user name and password instead of going to guest account.

So do anyone have an idea about that option. Please let me know it is very much needed to me.

Awaiting for the reply.

Thank you for your valuable time.
 

A:guest account - normal account access in xp professional

Not sure I understand your question or problem. Maybe this info will help.

If you are using Simple File Sharing (Control Panel - Folder Options - View tab - Use simple file sharing) it should quietly use the network guest account for access and there should be no prompt. If there is the system has a problem.

If you are using Advanced File Sharing (not using Simple File Sharing) you should get the prompt for a regular account/password.
 

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Every time I try to log into my regular account it doesn't let me only lets me log into guest account.  Please help me.

A:regular account doesn't work only guest account

Hello singsingrn, and welcome to Bleeping Computer!
Please let us know the exact error message you get when trying to logon to your regular account so that we can better help you!
 
Also, please let us know if you have your Original Windows Vista Installation disc available in your next reply.
 
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My friends 8 year old son decided it would be a good idea to get on my laptop and change the e-mail that is associated with the administrator account. The password to the account was also changed and as much as I hate to finally admit it - there is no
possible way for the information to be retrieved now. It has been about 9 months now and I have been using the Guest Account, but this is getting old. How can I get back into the admin account without knowing the password, and while being on the guest account,
which doesn't allow me to do much of anything because the password is needed to make any sort of change..?

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Hi all..

Just wondering.. is it possible for me to set my guest account similar as my primary account but with several file or folder or software in my primary account , cant be access in my guest account? means i still can instll the new software, or application, and still can save new document or file in my guest account without been deleted after every time i shutdown and restart my laptop...is it possible for me to set my guest account like that? or if not possible can anybody here please give me any suggestion on how to solve this problem...?

Thank you

Regards,

A:Set Guest Account Similar As Primary Account,(except on Several Files)

It is possible to create user groups on a workstation set-up in windows 7, although as the full set of tools available in a client - Server set-up are not available to you it is a lot more complex and time consuming.

The other issue is that a lot of the tools available in the more professional versions are not available in the Home versions

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Hello. I can't open the guest folder usgin my admin ccount on windows 7. Each time I need a file I have to login using guest account and its frustrating. I just clic on the folder and nothing happens

A:Can't access to guest account files from another account

Administrator account is not for general usage, and NOT your own account.
Administrator account required password to access.
Usually, no one use Administrator account.
Do note the differences between "Administrator" account and "admin" rights.
Administrator account have full rights to anything and everything.
"Admin" rights is just act as administrator and is not an account.

As the 1st newly create account (mainly your own account) may have that admin rights.
With admin rights, you are accessible to create accounts for other users.

Also for guest account, by default have no password.
Guest account is always available, but need to initiate it for use, and no password is needed.

If you create guest account, it will not be a guest account, and this will be another user account, but the name "Guest" may conflict with the system created "Guest" account.

In conclusion, you may started the wrong way.

So, if your had manually create an Guest account with password, it is not a guest account at all.
But an user account with the name "Guest".
When you activated the Guest account, there will not be any password.

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please help me!!

I bought a shiny new laptop yesterday with windows 8 pre-installed. After setting a few things up, i restarted the computer for the first time. At this time the computer downloaded many updates. On start up since my user account has been downgraded to a guest account. This is the only account on the computer, as such i do not have administrator rights and i am unable to log in as an administrator.

having read other peoples posts i believe i may have to restore the computer back to factory settings but i am cannot figure out how to do this without being the administrator.

Please help me!

A:help - windows 8 account downgraded to guest account

Go to menu boot: winkey + C > Settings > Power > Shift + Restart > Troubleshoot > Restore
maybe it could help.

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Hi
I have an account problem with Windows XP on my PC. The Windows Welcome page shows both my user account (password protected) and the guest account. When I attempt to login using my user account the PC opens the guest account. The settings for this are as if the PC has just come from the factory and has none of my files in My Docs or Desktop. When I open user accounts in Control Panel it only shows guest account as running. I have tried to do a System Restore but after a selecting a restore point the screen sticks on "gathering information" and won't go any further.
Help please, I have a lot of important inforamtion stored in various memories and also important emails in Outlook Express which I can't access

Thanks

A:User account opens as guest account

Your user profile has become corrupted. If you have Windows XP Pro (not home) at the login screen, pres CTRL+AL+DEL 3 times fast. This will give you the classic login screen. Here log in as Administrator, leave the Password blank unless you set a password for the admin account. Here go to Start/Run and type control userpasswords and press enter. Create a new user account with admin rights. Log out of the Administrator account and login as the new user. Browse to C:/Documents and Settings open up your old user profile folder and Copy the My Documents, Favorites, Desktop and Start Menu folders and Paste them into your new profile folder overwriting the empty ones.

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Hello all, My gf decided she wanted her admin account name changed on her Windows 8 machine from her first and last name. I edited her account name so that only her first name showed up. I used Netplwiz and everything seemed to go well. Upon rebooting the machine, somehow her guest account (which was turned off and not showing) was the only account accessible. Before this she only had her admin account which was just her first/last name and this was only the account accessible upon booting the machine. Now she cannot access her usual account. In the guest account, I was able to browse to the Users folder in Windows Explorer and see that her usual account titled her first name is still there. When trying to double click the folder, I am prompted for a password, but there is no box to type the password. When looking at the properties of her C drive about 150 GBs are showing as used so I am guessing all her data is still there. Can someone please help a guy out? V Day is this weekend and I would really like to survive it as she is already made at me for basically locking her out of her computer. Thank you in advance!

A:Only the guest account available. No admin account showing

You'll have to activate the built-in administrator account, and use that account to reverse-engineer the accidental lockout. Regular eightforum techs will appear shortly and give you the needed info.

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My kid uses Guest Account in Windows 8.1. The Family Safety seems unable to apply to the Guest Account, right? So I have to create another account with the Family Safety applied. But, my kid does not want to lose all game data in the Guest Account. How to move all the data from the Guest Account to another account so that my kid can play the game from the new account without losing anything? Thank you for your answer.

A:How to move data from Guest Account to another Account?

I have moved data from one account to another several times. Most of the time, it goes really well! However, finding, identifying [safe to move], copying and/or moving folders' files from guest to a standard account is very geeky! If you are not properly geeky, it can go really not well at all. I recommend copying the files from folders, I do not recommend trying to move folders. How geeky, how skilled, do you regard yourself concerning Explorer [which was once called File Manager back when Fred Flintstone used windows]?

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Hi

I need to know how to add an E-mail account in Outlook Express when logged in as a guest. Windows says that I have to log is as an administrator! I need the account to be accessed by the guest user.

Hope someone can help.

Cheers
 

A:XP Home Guest Account E-mail Account

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My friend and I share my laptop. Recently I found out that he was watching porn on my computer. So I promptly confronted him, and told him to stop. Weeks later, he did it again. So I downloaded Norton's Safety Minder to prevent it. So this sneaky prick goes around and enables the guest account, and lo and behold, porn fest again.

What can I do? I don't want to keep him off the admin account, because he plays games on here, but I don't want him watching porn on my laptop either. Is there a way to put parental settings on the guest account? I know you can disable it, tried that, he just re-enables it, then disables it before he gets off. I'm really frustrated about this.

A:Need To Disable Guest Account On Admin Account

You could provide more info about your machine, of course.

For starters, password protect the BIOS and give the child a user account.

There's no need for him to use an admintrator account.

Occasionally check to make sure your BIOS is still secure. Other than that, take the machine away and lock it up.

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Hey guys. Im having a problem with my computer!somehow my administrator account has turned to a guest account. Today I tried to unistall a program and it didnt let me saying i needed to be admin. . Also I tried turning it to admin by using cmd command but it says access not allowed.

A:My Administrator account turned to Guest account

Ok I have these






Quote:
Administrator - Built-in account for administering the computer/domain

Guest - Built-in account for guest access to the computer/domain

Homegroupuser$ - Built-in account for homegroup access to the computer

(MyAdminwhichTurnedTOguest)

VSA Server Account - Account for the Visual Studio Analyzer server components


I cant even unistall or delete simple things like shortcuts

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Hi,
I'm running XP Home SP2.
I have always been using a user account with administrator rights.
Having heard that it is not safe, I thought I would change my account type to power user.
1. I ran "control userpasswords2" and, just in case, tried to change the account I was logged in with; which naturally did not work.
2. Then, in the same window, I defined a password for the main (default) Administrator account, which I had never used.
3. I rebooted in Safe Mode and logged in using the default Administrator account.
4. Went to Control Panel > User accounts, and the admin account I use everyday was not there. Only admin, and guest.
5. Then I rebooted in normal mode and logged in using my usual login... which is now a guest account! Meaning I don't have write access to the C:\ root, for instance... I can't even display the calendar as I don't have the rights to change the system date & time!
How can I sort this out? I've done my Google research but did not find any relevant solution. I'd be very grateful for any advice.
Thanks
 

A:Admin account changed to a guest account!

For those interested (?), the solution was given to me on another forum:
Safe Mode, log in as default admin, run the command prompt and enter the following command:
net localgroup administrators /add accountname
 

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Here is the back story:

I am at a school with a NT4.0 domain server. We bought a new 2003 SP1 server. We have two IP ranges. Our old configuration had static IP address with 2 DNS servers located at the district that was referenced in the TCP/IP properties.

I set up the new server with 4 roles. It has an Active Directory. It is a DHCP server (I have 98 machines). The DHCP has a superscope with 2 scopes within the superscope. Each scope has a range of IP address and the exceptions for the server, printers, et cetera. It also is a DNS server that "listens to all IP addresses" instead of listen to the "following IP addresses."

However, on the listen to the following IP addresses I put in it's own IP address. The DNS server also has 2 forwarders to the district DNS servers.

The last role is as a File Share.

I have connected about 400 computers just fine. Everything is working good...however I am now getting sporadic computers that can't log on. I get this message:



Windows cannot connect to the domain, either because the domain controller is down or otherwise unavailable, or because your computer account was not found. Please try again later.Click to expand...

The computers are still on the server.

If I re-add the client machine to the domain, everything is fine--for now. This has been happening to xp machines. It has happened 5 times now, and I am worried about a continual problem or a major problem aro... Read more

A:Windows cannot connect to domain (2003)...computer account not found

I would look at the network before you look at the OS, when it happens see if you can ping the server by name and IP, also look in the event viewer of the machine and see if there is anything showing up in there.

Regards
 

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So,we have school laptops,that I also use for home use, connected to a domain and I want to create a normal user off the domain. Is this possible?, also is it able to have admin abilities, since we aren't even allowed to change our backrounds on the domain. PLEASE HELP!!!
 

A:How do you create a local user account on a domain connected computer?

So,we have school laptopsClick to expand...

Ask your school's IT department for help. We do not want to suggest anything that may go against their policies.
 

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I wants to perform the specific application under domain admin right for domain user account
I have try create shortcut and type:"runas /user:ComputerName\Username /savecred "C:\path\to\file.exe""
Then, I can run it and pop up the Attention. but  the application is appear "APPSCRASH", when press"Yes" 
If I type local / domain administrator account, it can run application normally.
How to fix it? The application is typing of the dead

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Hello,
Currently we are in the middle of a migration project. We are migrating users from child domains to the root domain of one organization.
The user accounts are migrated with powershell using Move-ADObject cmdlet. This works as expected. The SIDHistory attribute is updated correctly.
Recently we received complaints from some *migrated* users - they lost their default/custom file associations. This happens only on Windows 8/Windows 8.1.
What happens:

the user is migrated and logs onher profile loads and everything's preserved (as expected)the user clicks on a .jpeg file (previously associated with program XYZ)OS asks the user to choose a program to open the file withthe user chooses a default program XYZ and the file openswhen the user clicks on a .jpeg file again - OS asks to choose a program again
i.e. the settings are not preserved.

Our investigation shows that it is connected with the UserChoice registry key and the HASH value under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.SomeExt

According to this blog 
the HASH is calculated based on user's SID. But after the migration the user has new SID and the HASH becomes invalid and we hit this:
"However In Win 8, the registry changes are verified by a hash (unique per user and app)  that detects tampering by apps. In the absence of a valid hash, we ignore the default in the registry."
Currently deleting the UserChoice key for all a... Read more

A:File associations are lost when user account is migrated from one domain to another domain (SID changes)

Hello Petar K. Georgiev,
Please check the following article to change the registry key to change back to the default file type associations.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/19449-default-file-type-associations-restore.html
Please note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.
Best regards,
Fangzhou CHENPlease remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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Hi Everyone,

I have a laptop computer which normally connects just fine to our Domain. However today the laptop came up with the message "The trust relationship between this computer and the primary domain has failed". I have Googled the issue and quickly discovered a fix provided by Microsoft. The fix involves logging onto the computer using a local user account (as opposed to a Domain account), leaving the Domain and then re-adding the laptop to the Domain.

Trust Relationship Between Workstation and Domain Fails

My challenge is that I simply cannot log onto the computer as a local user. Initially I didn't even know the name of the local user account, so to get around this I removed the hard drive from the laptop, plugged it into an external drive bay and using Windows Explorer discovered all of the User Profiles on the computer.

I now know the name of a viable local user account, however I still do not know the password for this account. I ran Trinity Rescue Kit in an effort to reset the Windows password for this account however unfortunately I can only see Domain user accounts listed in Trinity. If anybody knows how to use Trinity to reset a local user account whilst a computer is a Domain member can you please let me know?

Alternatively if anybody knows of another method that will enable me to logon as the local computer administrator please share your wisdom?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

A:Trying to reset local account password whilst computer is a Domain member

Sorry Davo, we do not assist with password cracking, hacking.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ork&page=rules


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You may not ask for assistance with any deemed illegal activities such as but NOT restricted to the following::software pirating
hacking
password cracking
keystroke recording software
assistance with accessing copyrighted software programs
Leeching on private or public WiFi/Broadband connections







Please contact your network's system administrator for assistance with this

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Hi Everyone,

I have a laptop computer which normally connects just fine to our Domain. However today the laptop came up with the message "The trust relationship between this computer and the primary domain has failed". I have Googled the issue and quickly discovered a fix provided by Microsoft. The fix involves logging onto the computer using a local user account (as opposed to a Domain account), leaving the Domain and then re-adding the laptop to the Domain.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/162797

My challenge is that I simply cannot log onto the computer as a local user. Initially I didn't even know the name of the local user account, so to get around this I removed the hard drive from the laptop, plugged it into an external drive bay and using Windows Explorer discovered all of the User Profiles on the computer.

I now know the name of a viable local user account, however I still do not know the password for this account. I ran Trinity Rescue Kit in an effort to reset the Windows password for this account however unfortunately I can only see Domain user accounts listed in Trinity. If anybody knows how to use Trinity to reset a local user account whilst a computer is a Domain member can you please let me know?

Alternatively if anybody knows of another method that will enable me to logon as the local computer administrator please share your wisdom?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo
 

A:Trying to reset local account password whilst computer is a Domain member

We can't assist you with some aspects of this due to restrictions in the rules about passwords. We most certainly cannot help with no allow any discussion of methods for accomplishing the task.

But, you certainly should be able to log on as local administrator. The password should be known by you or whoever set it up. It could possibly be a blank. If you have legitimate access to the machine, the passwords should be supplied to you by someone in IT that set this up or is aware of the setup.

How is it that neither you nor anyone else seems to know the needed passwords?
 

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hi im fairly new to windows 7 home premium i set up a guest user area so that my kids & other than myself can use the labtop and wont distrub my files on my user area the problem is is that the internet has been disabled in the guest user area when the internet is clicked on its says " guest users not granted acess" which makes it useless because no one can get online how can i enable the internet brouser in the guest user area ive tried several times and ways with no succcess thank you all in advance

A:HELLO setup guest user on laptop but cannot how to enable internet

Hello wil, Welcome to Sevenforums!

May I suggest disabling the 'guest account' and just creating a standard limited user account and naming it 'guest'? It will then function as you would like it to. There are many things that you can do to limit what users can do on the limited user accounts, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask them here.

Hope I've answered your question

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my guest account has been switch to administrator account.i've tried to switch it back and nothing happens.can someone tell me what to do.i've tried to switch myself back to administrator account but it keeps saying access denied,i did the command prompt it still access denied can someone help

A:guest account is now administrator account

Do a virus scan if nothing comes up format the drive and reinstall windows.

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So this is what happened, I have a personal reason why I need to recreate a account. I accidentally open up a guest account and made that guest account as a Admin. Then I deleted the main account which is a User and Admin. Now I only have a Admin-Guest account. I need to use programs such as Photoshop but under Admin-guest I couldn't use them.

I tried making a new Account, I typed 'Aaron' for the Username, but they said you can't use '[email protected](%)' for your username. I tried other username such as testing, abcd and such. All without symbol. They still give me the same problem.

I tried using netplwiz and make a account at the end, it says, access denied.

Please help please. I can't have a reformat for this computer coz of personal reason too. Sorry it caused inconveniences. Please please pleas help!!!

A:A admin account under a Guest account.

Hi StolenChips,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

First, try to access the built-in Administrator Account to see if you can create another Administrator Account or fix the one you already have: Administrator Account. If you can access and work with this account, but can't fix the current account, create another Administrator Account (and while you're at it, create yet another as a backup in case this or something like it happens again - if it's working, you're somewhat lucky - the next time may not be the same and the following procedure may be the only option) and treat the situation like a corrupt user account to transfer your data and profile information. To do this use http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows-vista/Fix-a-corrupted-user-profile.

I know you don't want this, but it's probably your only remaining choice (and you don't need a personal reason not to want to do it - NOBODY ever wants to do it). If that doesn't work, the best bet (I would even say the only choice) is to try to save your data and then do a clean install or a restore to factory conditions to re-create a valid Administrator account. To save your data, try Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek.
This should give you enough access to the system to backup your important data (if you can't get in any other way - if you can, use normal procedures to backup or copy/paste the data). If that doesn’t work, try slaving the drive to another computer and recoverin... Read more

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I have the same problem! can't delete accounts, rename accounts, change picture or type of account. I have one non-admin account and one administrator account (my guest account.) I can't change back or add/delete accounts, cannot switch guest account off, please help!! what should I do?! I have tried running "control userpasswords2" in start menu, but that does not work either. please help me...

A:guest account is now administrator account

This super adminstrator may be able to help.
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums
For Vista or Seven

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I would like to allow the "Guest" User to use my Dial up connection (MSN). When I log in as the Guest, I can't even access the modem, much less the service.

In addition, I cen't get the Explorer Icon to move to the "Internet" porition of the start menu when I'm logged in as the guest. This is just a side question, though, since I would really like to secure my files while allowing roomates and others to use my Internet connection.

Windows XP Professional, If that is important.

Thanks in advance, this is a GREAT site for help!

mp
 

A:How do I use the Guest Account to use my Dial-up Account?

By default the Guest user account has very little rights assigned for security reasons. You can change which rights are assigned to it, but I would wonder why you want the guest account to access the modem. Hackers would have a field-day on your PC.
 

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I've been plagued Trojans and re-directs lately with a W7 Standard Account which I thought and taught was the right choice for safer web browsing. Not as many system ports open to attack.

So, if MS recommends the Standard Account over Administrator for safety reasons, is using the Guest Account for web browsing safer yet?

I dunno' ...

I use IE10 and I am a Fully Updated Safe Surfer. No other Browsers or Bars installed.

A:Is W7 Guest Account the Safest Account to Use On the Web?

It is possible that you computer is infected in such a way the most antivirus tools cannot find the infection. These types of infections try to download/install other infections (which might be caught by your antivirus program). There is a place in your system spec for the antivirus tool, please update that field when you get a chance.

If you have java installed, uninstall it or at least disable it. Let us know if you need help doing that.

You might want to try a scan using this tool:
What is Windows Defender Offline?

But to answer your question, you do not want to use the guest account for day to day use.

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Hello,
Is it possible to prevent a user from being able to use "Connect to a Microsoft account" from the OneDrive Settings under File Storage?
We are deploying Windows 8.1 Enterprise in a Corporate Environment and do not want to be able to connect Domain Accounts with Microsoft accounts.
I have applied the GPO Setting 
Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Options > Accounts: Block Microsoft accounts = Users cant add or log on with Microsoft accounts
However this has not disabled the option to join a Microsoft Account from the OneDrive Settings. It has disabled the option from the Accounts settings however.
Any advise appreciated


Lee Bowman MCITP MCTS

A:Prevent connecting Microsoft account to Domain account from OneDrive settings

Hello Lee Bowman,
Based on my test, I use the following steps to block the Microsoft account:
1. Open Group Policy Management Editor
2. Go to Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options> Accounts: Block Microsoft accounts.
3. In the drop-down menu, select Users can?t add or log in with Microsoft accounts
After applying the Group policy , I still can?t use the OneDrive to add Microsoft account.
When I try to add the Microsoft account, I will get the following message.

Best regards,
Fangzhou CHENFangzhou CHEN
TechNet Community Support

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I have 2 Promise NAS boxes, both NS4300N. The both lack a guest account. I cannot create an account without a password and as far as I know, a guest account is the user called guest without a password. Reason I want to do this is that I have my eyes on this media player which has a LAN connection and it will let me browse to my NAS, that is if my NAS had a guest account and the devices I found on the market that connect to any network all use the guest account to connect.

Does anyone know how to add a guest account on my NS4300n NAS ??

Thanks
 

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Have you considered Promise tech support?
 

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A friends computer has his account and a guest account (login) on his computer.How can I create a guest account?
 

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With the guest account on windows seven, once you enter your password to access something on a main account is there a way to make the guest account forget it?

I was adding my music library to WMP and I had to enter my password but then I could browse all my other files and folders, which I don't want it to be able to do.

A:Guest account

Mkr10001,

I believe that if you log off, it will then forget the password that you used to access the main account.
the rules say that you only have to enter the main acct password once and during that session, it should stay ok.
Rich

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Ok I'm a bit long in the tooth and trying to get used to windows 8! The trouble I'm having is that every time I boot up the window opens at the guest account. I have no idea what this is and I dont want it.Strange thing is when I look at the accounts it (guest) is switched off.
Anyway I have looked at solutions and none of them work for me.
This is what I have done.
Clicked 'settings'
clicked' control panel'
clicked 'user account and family safety'
clicked 'add or remove user accounts'
clicked on the one I want to delete (guest)
Thats where it all ends. There is no link to 'delete account for that user'
So, is it possible to delete a guest link? If not is there a way to stop this laptop from opening at the guest sign-in?
I have only had windows 8 for two weeks so nice and slowly please.

A:Guest account

I have no idea if this makes any difference or not but I should have said that on boot-up it is 'other user' I am faced with. It is when I do the above that I find the 'guest' user icon and my (administrator) icons.

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I have my computer set with my own account and then the guest account for everyone else to use. It worked fine for a while, but now for some reason the Guest account won't connect to the internet...I have a cable connection and on my account it works just fine. Any ideas would be appreciated! Thanks.

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Now every time i try to start-up media center i keep getting an error message which keeps saying i am signed in with a guest account, please log in with a user account. Now of course i am set up as an administrator, still no help, so i try with the administrotor account - guess what, still says i am a guest.

Can anyone help me with this, as i would really like to use it seen as i have Vista x64 Ultimate.

Thanks in advance

A:Guest account???????

Don't matter anymore, formatted the hard drive and started again.

Guess it must have been a conflict or something.

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Hello!

When I log onto the guest account on my laptop, a window pops up and it says "guest/account/desktop inaccessible." The desktop is blank (all black) and there are no icons. You basically can't do anything on my guest account (like go on the internet, microsoft word, etc.) My main administrator account seems fine to me. I think. I don't know what's wrong!

Please help!

A:Cannot log onto guest account

See here: Guest Account - Turn On or Off

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My guest account does not bring up a link to my internet provider. On all other accounts there is a 'Connect to' , can anyone help please? Windows XP Professional
 

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