Enable insecure guest logoons on client needs to be Enabled??

Fred Marshall
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Windows 10 Pro Client can't access files on workstation with Guest allowed on shares.
Fix was to change Enable insecure guest logons on the client via gpedit from Not Configured to Enabled.
It appears the description of this setting says it would be fine if it were Not Configured (which is the default).
Has something changed?
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Windows 10 Pro Client can't access files on workstation with Guest allowed on shares

Normal behavior.   I think your change above changed networking to Private and that does allow access.

In V1803 or beyond, check the NIC settings in Windows Settings, Network.

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The networking on the client wasn't Private, if was Public.  One of the things we check when access doesn't work - but must have missed.
So, the change mentioned didn't cause it to go to Private.  It was still at Public when I re-checked it just now.
AND, according to its description, it should not have any effect in going from Not Configured to Enabled so, nor vice versa.
I fixed it with secpol settings in that there was no other apparent way to change to Private.  The normal settings didn't have the options showing - only Metered Connection.
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This setting here.  Click in the Network icon, then Properties of your NIC settings. This come up.

Public - Cannot access files, Private - Can access files.

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Also make sure in Advanced Network Options that File and Print Sharing is ON.

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Thanks!
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You are very welcome and I am always pleased to help

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I said:
"The normal settings didn't have the options showing - only Metered Connection. " 
So the familiar Public / Private selection was not available.

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