Guest Account



Guest account is disabled by default in Windows XP, I know... But, I read
that if you disable the guest account in XP you'll have networking problems
(if Simple File Sharing is enabled). I know that Simple File Sharing uses
guest authentication but, if you enable guest account you could be
vulnerable, isn't it? What's the difference between using the Network Setup
Wizard (recommended as XP says) and manually enabling file sharing (Sharing
tab, Simple File Sharing *enabled*).

If anyone could explain me this I appreciate.



The guest account is vulnerable because it allows almost anyone to access
your system - that in itself is a great security risk!

- John

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