Rename guest account (Windows)

Module: Account Integrity

Supported Platforms: Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

This check reports a problem if the guest account has a disallowed name. The guest account should be renamed to prevent it from becoming a break-in target. Use the name list to specify disallowed guest account names that should be reported.

The following table lists the error message for the check.

Table: Error message for Rename guest account

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information


Category: Policy Compliance

  • Windows 2000 (105901)

  • Windows 2003 (205901)

  • Windows 2008 (248901)

  • Windows Vista (228901)

  • Windows XP (200901)

Title: Rename guest account

Description:Your system has a guest account with a disallowed name. It can become the target of break-in attempts. Rename this account.

Severity: yellow-1

Correctable: false

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

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