unable to use printer on vistas guest account

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  1. baspursfan

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    vista does not allow printer use on the guest account
     
    baspursfan, Feb 11, 2009
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  2. baspursfan

    Guest Guest

    You shouldn't be using the Guest account anyway. See below for an
    explanation. If you need further help, read the links under the "How To
    Post" section so you can get the help you want.

    Do not use the Guest account you see in the User Accounts applet in Control
    Panel. The Guest account is a special system account, not one meant for
    when you are feeling hospitable. It is disabled by default in Windows XP,
    Vista, Linux, Unix, and OS X for a reason.

    From TechNet:

    "The Guest account is intended for users who require temporary access to the
    system. However, if this account is enabled, a security risk may exist
    because an unauthorized user could gain anonymous access to the system
    through this account."

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb418978(TechNet.10).aspx

    So if you enabled Guest, disable it now and create a Standard/Limited
    (Vista, XP Pro/XP Home) for your visitors. Call the new user account
    something like "Visitor".

    How to Post:
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.htmlUsenet
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375 - How to Ask a Question
    http://users.tpg.com.au/bzyhjr/liszt.htm - How Not to Get Technical Help on
    Usenet
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

    Malke
    --
    MS-MVP
    Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/FAQ
     
    Guest, Feb 12, 2009
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