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Guest Account cannot connect (dial-up) to internet?

by wsluna / December 1, 2004 6:22 AM PST

Just curious if it is really a program default that the built-in Guest Account (XP) won't be able to run the dial-up connection to connect to the internet? Is it also the same case for other types of internet connection?
I only see that it would have been nice if this default Guest Account can also use the dial-up rather than having to create a separate account for any guest of mine who likes to connect to the internet.
Not really a problem though, but I would really appreciate any expert comments from the CNET community.

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Re: Guest Account cannot connect (dial-up) to internet?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 1, 2004 6:24 AM PST
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Re: Guest Account cannot connect (dial-up) to internet?
by wsluna / December 1, 2004 6:38 AM PST

Thanks again...I needed that Happy

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Re: Guest Account
by Steven Haninger / December 1, 2004 7:00 AM PST

This account, like the administrator accounts are sort of fixed in the OS and you cannot mess with them too much. What you can do is create a limited account and give permissions as you desire within some limitations. How much you can tailor an account depends on whether you are talking about the Pro or Home version. Also, in XP Home, much must be done in safe mode where the default adminstrator account actually resides.

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