What is the Guest?

Created on 2003-02-25 by Rainer Gerhards.

Built-in account for guest access to the computer/domain.

If someone without a valid account tries to access a Windows computer, Windows will automatically use the Guest account, if enabled. As such, everyone has access to a computer with an enabled Guest account.

This account is disabled on all systems by default.

This information was verified with Windows 2000.

Would you like to discuss this object? Have a look at our Windows event forum or post a question there!

Analysis, monitoring, near-real-time alerting of the Windows event log can be done with by MonitorWare Agent.

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