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I just set the password for the Guest account (changed the name of it too), but when I go to the "Switch User" screen, the Guest account is not shown as an option (neither as "Guest" nor with the new name).

How then do I switch to using the Guest account?

Guest account is enabled.

OS: Windows Vista Ultimate SP1

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  • Make sure Guest is in the Guests group.

  • Make sure Guest is allowed to login:

    secpol.mscLocal policies → User Rights Assignment → Deny logon locally

  • Make sure neither of the names is in the "Special accounts" list:

    regeditHKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList

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Thanks! 2nd suggestion worked. – markvgti Apr 25 '11 at 18:22

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