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On Sun, 19 Sep 2004 14:22:24 -0600, "Siegfried Heintze" <siegfried at heintze.com> wrote: >I'm confused. I go to start | control panel | user accounts and find that >the guest account is already disabled. I go to start | control panel | >administrative tools | Services and find that CVSNT Service 2.0.51d is >running on Local system. Hmmm... apparently CVSNT is impersonating the guest >account even though it is turned off. > Siegfried > On Windows XP open Explorer, then go: Tools/FolderOptions/View/AdvancedSettings Now scroll down the list until you find the item: "Use simple file sharing (Recommended)" and then UNCHECK that checkbox!! This is what Tony meant by his comment on the sharing. Microsoft decided to recommend the Windows98 network sharing model (=simple) rather than the more advanced NTFS model used on all NT versions until now. This W98 model only requires a password and does not handle any user identity so the share is accessed using the Guest account. As a side effect Microsoft makes the complete PC inaccessible for network users in this mode and makes it impossible to even back up the hard drive from another server.... I have no idew what moron at Microsoft decided this was a good idea, but it certainly breaks network access completely for advanced users and systems. Hope this helps. /Bo (Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)