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guest account changes desktop

By northwood ·
In windows 2000, a guest user can not make any permanent changes to their desktop. Meaning, if a guest user creates a folder and then logs off, the folder will not be there when you log back on as a guest.

However, in windows XP, a guest can log on and create a folder and then log off. When the guest logs back on, the folder is still there. Is this a error in XP, as a guest is not suppose to be able to make permanent changes to their desktop?

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by rawright In reply to guest account changes des ...

The Guest account in XP is a bit more functional, and acts like a real account. Preferences are retained by user in XP more effectively than in Win2K, and changes are persistent. That's such a departure from previous practice, perhaps that's why the Guest account is disabled by default.

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