Guest accounts should not be open to be accessed by users through other computers which will result in loss of your privacy, personal information and your important documents and files can be easily accessed from other computers and manipulated.
So to prevent all these from happening we have to Secure our account by implementing some Security policies.
By following these simple steps we can Secure our Guest account as a Restricted account:
- Go into the Start Menu and then Control panel where you can find System and Security in the top left of the box as shown in the image below, click on that link and you will be directed to another Window.
- In the System and Security window you will be able to see many options but we have to choose the Administrative Tools link which is the last link in the window as seen in the image below
- A Window Open when you click on the Administrative Tools with many links in it, but we have to go into Local Security Policy, which is the 6th link from top as seen in the image below.
- Local Security Policy window will again show many folders out of which we need to choose Local Policies – Auditing, user rights and security option.
- This Link will later lead to another Window with 3 Links in it namely Audit Policy, User Rights Assignments , Security Options. User ,Rights Assignments is the where we have to go.
- User Rights Assignment will open up into many policies out of which we have to check that the Deny access to This Computer From The Network policy lists Guest as a restricted account.
Instead of Going into the Start menu to reach the Local Policies Folder you can Directly type secpol.msc at the command prompt or in the Start menu, this will lead to the Local Policies Window directly.
Once this procedure is complete your Guest Account is Secured and safe from external hands and you can safely activate the guest account.