Windows 10 Home Edition Guest User Account

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Windows 10 Home Edition Guest User Account

Post by sjj1805 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:35 am

Firstly Open A CMD Prompt as an Administrator.
Now, we’ll create a guest account called Visitor (you can call it whatever you want). The name “Guest” is a reserved account name in Windows, even though you can’t access the built-in guest account anymore, so you’ll need to choose a name other than “Guest”. To create the account, type the following command at the prompt and press Enter

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net user Visitor /add /active:yes
Because the Visitor account is so limited, it doesn’t really need to be protected. So, we’re going to apply a blank password to it, or no password at all. To do this, type the following command at the prompt. The last character is an asterisk.

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net user Visitor *
When asked for the password, press Enter without typing one. Then, just press Enter again when asked to retype the password.
By default, new users are placed in the users group so they have the permissions for standard users. However, we want the account to more limited than that. So, we’re going to put the Visitor user in the guests group. To do this, we must first delete the Visitor user from the users group. To do this, enter the following command at the prompt.

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net localgroup users Visitor /delete
Then, type the following command at the prompt to add the Visitor user to the guests group.

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net localgroup guests Visitor /add
Close the Command Prompt window either by typing exit at the prompt or by click the “X” button in the upper-right corner of the window.
Now, the Visitor user displays in the list of users in the lower-left corner of the logon screen. Guests can simply select the Visitor user and click “Sign in” to log in to the Visitor account and have the use of basic functions like running a browser to surf the web.

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