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Vista Ultimate won't let me turn password protection off

  1. #1


    Sharon Guest

    Vista Ultimate won't let me turn password protection off

    Why won't Vista Ultimate let me turn password protection off? I turn it off
    but it immediately returns to "On" status.
    --
    SC

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\) Guest

    Re: Vista Ultimate won't let me turn password protection off

    It could be a 3rd party security software issue. For troubleshooting, try to
    start the Vista with clean boot. Please post back with the result.
    Troubleshooting Vista with clean boot
    How to run Windows OS with a clean ...How to run Windows OS with a
    clean boot ... when you cannot determine the cause of the issue, you may run
    Windows Safe ...
    http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums...opic.php?t=778


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    "Sharon" <Sharon@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:502361D4-7A4D-4094-8680-B0355FFC24D4@xxxxxx

    > Why won't Vista Ultimate let me turn password protection off? I turn it
    > off
    > but it immediately returns to "On" status.
    > --
    > SC

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Eric Cross Guest

    Re: Vista Ultimate won't let me turn password protection off

    Hello Sharon,

    If Password Protected Sharing is turned off, other computers that uses the
    Guest account can access shared resources with no username or password
    required. If the Guest has a password set, the Guest account doesn't play
    guest account role consequently which can cause Password Protection Sharing
    to fail to turn off. To resolve this issue, please first check if the Guest
    account has a password set by referring to the following steps below.

    1. Right click Computer, and click Manage.
    2. Under Local Users and Groups, click Users.
    3. Right click Guest, click Set Password, and then click Proceed.
    4. Leave the password fields blank and click Ok. This will ensure no
    password is set for the Guest account.
    5. After that, please try turning off Password Protected Sharing to see if
    works then.

    --
    Eric Cross
    Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience)
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com


    "Sharon" <Sharon@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:502361D4-7A4D-4094-8680-B0355FFC24D4@xxxxxx

    > Why won't Vista Ultimate let me turn password protection off? I turn it
    > off
    > but it immediately returns to "On" status.
    > --
    > SC

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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