Problem: No Network Connections using Guest Account


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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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Chuck

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

Mark,

Is Guest activated for network access?
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/06/file-sharing-under-windows-xp.html#Activate>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/06/file-sharing-under-windows-xp.html#Activate

And check these obscure settings which affect use of Guest.
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/05/registry-settings-which-affect-access.html>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/05/registry-settings-which-affect-access.html
 
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Guest

Chuck,
Thanks for the input. I executed the net user command successfully. However,
I did resolve my problem before trying this... 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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Chuck

Chuck,
Thanks for the input. I executed the net user command successfully. However,
I did resolve my problem before trying this... 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

Thanks for the update, Mark. You did say "Internet", and I ignored that. I use
a router for my Internet service, so it didn't occur to me that you would login
for DSL.

If that's standard PPPoE (is that the DialUp Networking wizard?), you could use
a router too. A NAT router can be had for about 1 - 2 months DSL service, and
is a better solution all around.
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/01/proper-network-design.html#Router>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/01/proper-network-design.html#Router
 
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Guest

Thanks Chuck...
I find the topic of Networking (and routers and wifi and all that other
related 'stuff') to be fascinating, intriguing and, unfortunately,
confounding since my understanding of these things is limited and,
apparently, not sufficient. Yet I want to know more (we must have a bit of
the masochist in us, we 'technical' types). So, I plan on calling my local
community college which just built and opened a dedicated building for the
study of computer sciences. I understand their programs are quite good in
that they're comprehensive and taught by well-qualified individuals.

I'm just starting my own pc support business, primarily focusing on the
small to medium sized home-based users. As such, I am painfully aware that I
will need to become much more "fluent" on networking concepts (and
realities).

Thanks again for all your help...

Best,
Mark
 
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Chuck

Thanks Chuck...
I find the topic of Networking (and routers and wifi and all that other
related 'stuff') to be fascinating, intriguing and, unfortunately,
confounding since my understanding of these things is limited and,
apparently, not sufficient. Yet I want to know more (we must have a bit of
the masochist in us, we 'technical' types). So, I plan on calling my local
community college which just built and opened a dedicated building for the
study of computer sciences. I understand their programs are quite good in
that they're comprehensive and taught by well-qualified individuals.

I'm just starting my own pc support business, primarily focusing on the
small to medium sized home-based users. As such, I am painfully aware that I
will need to become much more "fluent" on networking concepts (and
realities).

Thanks again for all your help...

Best,
Mark

Glad to help, Mark. Drop by anytime for more of the same.
 
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