It is very easy to create multiple guest accounts for guest users under Windows 11 / 10 / 8.1 / 7, or Windows Server by using command lines!
It is not only possible to set up additional guest accounts quickly under MAC / Linux, this solution is very easy to create multiple guest accounts under Windows 11 / 10 to Windows 7 / XP, as well as on Microsoft Web Server 2019, 2016 until retrospectively under Server 2003.
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To do this, open / start the existing cmd.exe or start a program Windows Console program, such as the ColorConsole .
In this example, guest accounts Gast-001 to 003 are created, because Windows creates a new user as a standard user when creating a new user, so this must be added to the guest group and also removed from the standard user.
Create the user account "Guest-001" to "Guest-003"
net user "Guest-001" /add
net user "Guest-002" /add
net user "Guest-003" /add
Overwriting of user accounts cannot occur, because an error message appears when entering existing user names! ( ... see image-1 point 1 )
Add to guests group "Guest-001" to "Guest-003"
net localgroup guests "Guest-001" /add
net localgroup guests "Guest-002" /add
net localgroup guests "Guest-003" /add
"guest-001" to "guest-003" delete from the standard guests group
net localgroup guests "guest-001" /delete
net localgroup guests "guest-002" /delete
net localgroup guests "guest-003" /delete
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These commands NET commands are quite practical, because you can use them under all operating systems, for example --- OS_Windows6 --- this of course refers to Windows NT systems, there are certainly similarly powerful commands under Linux, Android and MAC OS, with which you can achieve the same thing.
It's usually a good idea to quickly delete unnecessary guest accounts. Here are some reasons why this may be useful:
Unused accounts can pose a security risk. If these accounts are hacked, they could be used to access your system and cause harm.
Unused accounts consume resources, be it disk space, bandwidth, or server resources. This can lead to unnecessary costs.
Data protection and compliance:
In some cases, particularly related to data protection laws such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), organizations are required to delete unnecessary personal data. This can also apply to guest accounts.
Fewer accounts mean less administration and maintenance effort. This makes it easier to keep an overview and reduces the risk of errors.
Ease of use:
A clean user database makes it easier for those responsible for user management to manage and improves the user experience.
However, it is important to ensure that you have clear account deletion policies and procedures in place. Before deleting accounts, you should ensure that they are no longer needed and notify users if necessary. Additionally, it is advisable to back up or archive the data in the accounts before deleting them, especially if the information is important.
FAQ 42: Updated on: 26 October 2023 20:44