Accounts: Guest account status

This security setting determines if the Guest account is enabled or disabled.

Default: Disabled.

Note: If the Guest account is disabled and the security option Network Access: Sharing and Security Model for local accounts is set to Guest Only, network logons, such as those performed by the Microsoft Network Server (SMB Service), will fail.


Policy Path: Security Options
Policy Setting Name: Accounts: Guest account status

Supportive Information

The following resource is also helpful.

This security hardening control applies to the following category of controls within NIST 800-53: Access Control.This control applies to the following type of system Windows.