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How can I change the Guest account to have no password? It seems that that may be causing some of my other problems.

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Start Orb>Search box>type: netplwiz [enter] Click on Continue (or supply an administrator's password) when prompted by UAC

Click "reset password" Then click "OK"

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the full article by Microsoft Answers Remove Guest Password? –  wizlog Jul 11 '11 at 21:10

Best practice normally has the Guest account disabled. Enabling without password would open a bit of a security hole as it is a known account and any attacker would likely try the account without passowrd.

Can you expain the issue so users might be able to offer more assistance?

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Yes. It seems that it might be related to not being able to turn off password protected sharing. I have a bounty on the question with my sharing issues here. –  soandos Jul 11 '11 at 21:08

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