Is the local security setting "Sharing and security model for local accounts" set to Guest Only?

Article:TECH106144  |  Created: 2008-01-06  |  Updated: 2014-01-06  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH106144
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



This document addresses problems caused by the local security setting "Sharing and security model for local accounts" being set to Guest Only. In Windows XP, this configuration is also referred to as 'Use simple file sharing'; in Windows Vista and higher,  'Use Sharing Wizard'.

Symptoms

  • During a remote installation, you see the error message "Error: Login to failed. Check the username and password and try again."
  • You run Symantec Help (SymHelp) which reports that the local security setting "Sharing and security model for local accounts" is set to Guest Only.

 


Cause



"Sharing and security model for local accounts" is a setting which, if set to Guest Only, forces all incoming network file sharing connections to authenticate as "guest". If this is set to Guest Only, the installation will fail, as the installation requires administrator privileges. This does not apply if the computer is part of a domain.


Solution



Note:  To check if this document describes the system in question, download and run a 'Check product install requirements' scan with SymHelp.

To configure the setting

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Local Security Settings.
  2. In the left pane, expand Local Policies > Security Options.
  3. In the right pane, double-click Network access: Sharing and security model for local accounts.
  4. Select "Classic - local users authenticate as themselves," and click OK.



 



Legacy ID



2008100607095348


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH106144


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