Missing something - Guest account keeps disabling itself
Posted on 2009-03-30
I'm opening this question to see if anyone knows a way to determing how the account is becoming disabled. I've checked local group policy, domain group policy, group policies assigned to OU's and I'm not able to find anything that should be disabling the guest account on this machine. It's an XP workstation and I'm sharing printers to the network. Everything works fine when I have the guest account activated so I don't want to disable the guest account. Here's the entry that's added to the event viewer each time the account is disabled.
3/24/2009 7:03:57 PM
User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
User Account Disabled:
Target Account Name: Guest
Target Domain : AIR-RELEASE
Target Account ID : AIR-RELEASE\Guest
Caller User Name : AIR-RELEASE$
Caller Domain : NAL_A
Caller Logon ID : (0x0,0x3E7)
The time that is disabled changes because I'm pretty sure it's related to a cycling event and is affected by the next time I enable the account. I've been logging in each morning and re-enabling the guest account and it works all day long. I've had it disable as early as 7pm range and other nights as late as 2am in the morning. I would think if it was group policy it would happen much more often and much more aggressive.
Ultimately I just need this solved. I'm either looking for a direct way of making sure the guest account doesn't disable or I'm looking for a method to track down the rule that is disabling it so that I can change that rule. I still feel like it's related to group policy but just can't find it.