I would like my Xbox (Xbmc) to access my Windows 7 shares without having Guest accounts enabled and without using my Administrator account login details. I have tried making it an account called Xbox and this works fine but the Xbox account appears on the login page for Windows. Is there a way to create an account that is purely for accessing shares without it appearing as a user account????
Do you have four questions, because I see four question marks.
No, you can't. Users are users, and they can't really be hidden. If you are on a domain and using domain accounts then you have a few more options as to logging in, but they are still users.
If you want easy access to the share, why not just enable anonymous access?
- HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList
- Create the following entry: Username: REG_DWORD
- Set value to 0