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Enable Advanced File System and Sharing Security (Windows XP Professional) Popular

This setting is used to enable the ability to control advanced NTFS permissions on local and shared files.

This tweak can be easily applied using WinGuides Tweak Manager.
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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "ForceGuest" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Note: This tweak is only available for Windows XP Professional Edition, due to restrictions users of the XP Home Edition are not able to access NFTS permissions through the GUI.

Registry Editor Example
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|ForceGuestREG_DWORD0x00000000 (0)|
Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa]
Value Name: ForceGuest
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (1 = default, 0 = advanced permissions)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: January 10, 2003