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Setting up Guest Loggon in Windows XP

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July 24, 2004 9:45:32 PM

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I just purchased a Dell Dimension 4600 computer that came
with Windows XP per installed. I use a dail up internet
connetion. I am trying to set up the Guest login so that
you can use it to check e-mail, and get on the internet
but it never connets. I checked in Internet Properties,
Connections, and there was nothing in the window under
Dail Up and Vitual Private Network Setting, there is when
using the administrator log on. I tried clicking on the
add button, but get a message code 5 error, sorry I don't
remember the rest of the message. Is this my problem or
is there something else I should be checking. Any help
you can give me would be appreciated.

Thanks, Paula

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July 26, 2004 2:03:43 PM

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"Paul" <pampap@att.net> wrote in message
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> I just purchased a Dell Dimension 4600 computer that came
> with Windows XP per installed. I use a dail up internet
> connetion. I am trying to set up the Guest login so that
> you can use it to check e-mail, and get on the internet
> but it never connets. I checked in Internet Properties,
> Connections, and there was nothing in the window under
> Dail Up and Vitual Private Network Setting, there is when
> using the administrator log on. I tried clicking on the
> add button, but get a message code 5 error, sorry I don't
> remember the rest of the message. Is this my problem or
> is there something else I should be checking. Any help
> you can give me would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks, Paula

Why are you using the guest account in the first place? Set up a limited
User and use that. the guest account is SO limited as to be almost useless.
BTW, I don't think the guest account CAN be set up for internet access
anyway.
Anonymous
July 27, 2004 1:30:45 PM

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Hi Paul,

Check out the below site:
http://mvps.org/sramesh2k/GuestInternet.htm

HTH
Venkat

"Paul" wrote:

> I just purchased a Dell Dimension 4600 computer that came
> with Windows XP per installed. I use a dail up internet
> connetion. I am trying to set up the Guest login so that
> you can use it to check e-mail, and get on the internet
> but it never connets. I checked in Internet Properties,
> Connections, and there was nothing in the window under
> Dail Up and Vitual Private Network Setting, there is when
> using the administrator log on. I tried clicking on the
> add button, but get a message code 5 error, sorry I don't
> remember the rest of the message. Is this my problem or
> is there something else I should be checking. Any help
> you can give me would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks, Paula
>
July 27, 2004 11:35:06 PM

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"Venkatesh [MS India Community Star]"
<VenkateshMSIndiaCommunityStar@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Hi Paul,
>
> Check out the below site:
> http://mvps.org/sramesh2k/GuestInternet.htm
>
> HTH
> Venkat
>

very good, but why bother? Why not just set up a Limited User (called
"Visitor" or similar) and use that?