How to disable the Guest account in Windows 10?

Last Updated on December 7, 2022 by Rizwan

The ultimate guide on how to disable the Guest account in Windows 10.

I will walk you through the steps necessary to disable the Guest account in Windows 10 in this article.

For reasons related to security, it is absolutely necessary to turn off Windows’ Guest Accounts. Because they grant uncontrolled access to local data and apps, guest user accounts should be avoided (ITProToday). The weight of this responsibility falls heavily on the shoulders of IT administrators who are tasked with ensuring that permissions on file servers and network file sharing are correctly configured.

In order to turn off the Guest Account in Windows 10, please follow the procedures below.

  • In the search box for Windows 10 on your computer, type “Computer Management,” and then press the Enter key.
  • A new window labeled Computer Management appears.
  • Double-click the Local Users and Groups option, or click the > button that’s next to it.
  • Click Users in the Local Users and Groups section to see the user’s accounts in the right pane of the window.
  • To disable a user account, double-click the Guest account or the account you wish to disable, select the checkbox that says “Account is disabled,” and then click the OK button.

VIDEO > How to remove user guest account Windows 10

VIDEO > how to disable the guest account in windows 10

FAQs

Using the Command Prompt, how can I deactivate the guest account?

Launch the Command Prompt on Windows 10 with administrative privileges.
Enter the command net user Guest /active no followed by the Enter key to deactivate the guest account.

How can I prevent logging onto my computer using the guest account?

  • In the search box located in the taskbar of Windows 10, type lusrmgr.msc. After that, open the Local Users and Groups tool by clicking the lusrmgr.msc button.
  • To access the user’s folder, go here. In the middle pane, it includes the Guest account among the other accounts that are listed. Select Properties from the context menu after right-clicking on the Guest.
  • Mark the box that says “Account is disabled” and then click the OK button to proceed with disabling the Guest account.

Why would you want to deactivate a guest account in the first place?

For reasons related to security, it is absolutely necessary to turn off Windows’ Guest Accounts. Because they grant uncontrolled access to local data and apps, guest user accounts should be avoided (ITProToday). The weight of this responsibility falls heavily on the shoulders of IT administrators who are tasked with ensuring that permissions on file servers and network file sharing are correctly configured.

How can I get Chrome to stop using the guest mode?

  • Please sign out if you are currently logged in as a visitor.
  • You should use the owner’s account to sign in to your Chromebook.
  • Choose the time using the drop-down menu in the bottom right.
  • Go to the Settings menu.
  • Choose Manage other individuals from the drop-down menu in the “Security and Privacy” section.
  • Remove the checkmark from Enable Guest browsing.

Why do guest accounts have a potential security risk?

Access, camouflage, and vulnerability are three more methods by that an attack can be launched against a network from within the network itself. Because the Guest account is disabled by default, it is possible for users of the network who have not been authenticated to log in as a Guest without providing any credentials. These illegal individuals have access to all network resources available to the Guest account.