No Network Connections for Guest Acct


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Guest

I am running Windows XP Service Pack 2 and have two user accounts... mine
(administrator) and guest (enabled).

Problem I'm experiencing is that the guest account does not show any of the
network connections (comes up as "empty") and, as a result, guests must use
my admin account on my pc in order to access the internet.

I'm using DSL without a problem with my administrator account. Would like to
be able to add this nextwork connection (DSL) to my guest account.

Again, when I log onto the Guest account and look under Network Connections
(Start>Settings>Network Connections) the sub-menu comes up as empty.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Mark
 
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Guest

Thanks Rick but, to be honest, your suggestion was a bit over my head. I
understand the basic concept of what you're suggesting, but I'm not sure how
to get into the reg file, much less how to save it. Sorry.

On a good note, however...I resolved my problem. When I initially set up
the network connection for my DSL service I failed to elect to have the
username and password saved for ALL USERS on my pc. To make matters worse, I
also had the settings for the DSL connection pre-set so that I was NOT
prompted for a username and password (all I had to do was click on the
shortcut icon and I automatically connected). I went into the properties
dialog box for the DSL network connection and under the options tab I was
able to check off the "prompt for unsername and password" option. I've done
this and now get a dialog box whenever I click to log onto my DSL
service...and this dialog box contains a check box with an option to save my
username and password for access by ALL USERS on my pc. I now have this
option box checked and, as a result, my guest account now has access to the
internet (thought the Network Connections still shows "empty" under the user
account...but, heck, who cares as long as the internet connection is there,
connected and running, in the background). Anyway, thanks for input just the
same. Regards, Mark DiRollo
 
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Rick Rogers

Hi Mark,

Glad you got it. Just as added info, for .reg files you right click them and
choose "merge" to make the necessary changes to the system registry.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP

Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
 
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Guest

Thanks again for the infor Rick. Though I'm not touching the .reg files now,
it's still good information to know for future reference. Thanks again....
Regards, Mark
 

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