5 Ways to Create a Guest Account in Windows 10

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The guest account has only low-level privileges and does not allow any significant changes to system and application data. So, creating a Guest account is a great idea if you want other people to access your computer but only on a limited basis. The general process to create such an account is as follows,

You must first create a local user account without a password. Then, you should make it a member of the “Guests” group, not the “Users” group. Finally, you must prevent users from changing passwords from within this account.

Microsoft removed the default “Guest” account for Windows 10 after build 10159, in July 2015. However, if you still have an earlier version of Windows 10, you can also activate this account using certain programs.

Via Local Users and Groups

The Local Users and Groups utility is the best tool for performing advanced tasks related to user accounts, including creating guest accounts. also can easily enable built-in Guest account via this MMC snap-in.

Open Run by pressing Windows key + R. Type lusrmgr.msc and click OK to open Local Users and Groups. Open inside User. Here, you can enable the built-in Guest Account or create a new account. For create a new Guest AccountFor activate the default Guest Account Guest AccountSearch Visitor. The icon should have a down arrow. Double click to open Property. Uncheck Account deactivated and click OK.

Using Command Prompt

You can also use a Command Line Interface like Command Prompt to create a new guest account or enable the default Guest account. The process for creating a new guest is also the same in this method, that is, you need to add a local account and then add it to the “Guests” group.

Go to Run. Type cmd and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open Command Prompt as admin. For enable the default Guest accounttype the command net users “Guest”/active:yes and press Enter. For create a new Guest accountpaste the following command while replacing “Guest account name” with your desired username and press Enter after each one. net users “Guest account name”/add/active:yes/passwordchg:no/passwordreq:no net localgroup users “Guest account name”/delete net localgroup guests “Guest account name”/add

Using PowerShell

Like the Command Prompt, you can also use PowerShell to create a new user and then add it to the Guests group using the appropriate cmdlet. In fact, because PowerShell allows pipelining of its cmdlets, you only need to copy and paste one long cmdlet.

Similarly, you can also use it to activate the default “Guest” account.

Open Run. Type powershell and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open Windows PowerShell admin level. If you are using PowerShell core (PowerShell 6.x or 7.x), you must use the Run pwsh command. For enable the default Guest account, type Get-LocalUser-Name “Guest”| Enable-LocalUser and press Enter. If you want create a new Guest accountUse the following cmdlet while replacing “Guest account name” with the name you want for the new Guest account.
New-LocalUser-Name “Guest account name”-PasswordNeverExpires-UserMayNotChangePassword | Add-LocalGroupMember-Guest Group Press Enter without typing anything to indicate no password.

With the Netplwiz tool

The Netplwiz utility is another graphical tool that helps manage default settings for your user accounts. While you can’t use it to enable the built-in Guest account, it does make it possible to designate an account as a Guest account. However, you cannot enable other settings relevant to the default Guest account, such as restricting users from changing their passwords.

Go to Run. Type netplwiz and press Enter to open this utility. Click Add. Choose Sign in without a Microsoft account (not recommended) Then Local account. Type in the username and leave the password blank. Click Furthermore > Finished. Double click the account you just created from the list to access Property-his. Open tabs Group Membership . Tick Other and set the dropdown box to Visitor. Click apply And OK.

Through the Local Group Policy Editor

This is not the proper method to create a new guest account in Windows 10. But if you want to enable the default “Guest” account, you can also do so by changing the local group policy.

Notes: If you are a Windows Home user, you must first activate this utility before you can use it. Open Run. Type gpedit.msc and press Enter to open Local Group Policy Editor. Open Computer Configuration > Windows settings > Security Settings > Local Policy > Security Options. Search Account: Guest account status and double click. Tick enabledand click Okay.


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