Is there anyway to get rid of the guest account on the login screen?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by SRLMJ23, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. SRLMJ23 macrumors 65816

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  2. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    System Preferences > Users & Groups > Guest User and then uncheck "Allow guests to log in to this computer"?
     
  3. SRLMJ23 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    For some reason it's already unchecked but the guest account still shows up, something wacky going on with my system?
     
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    Thank you for post and link, got it working now! Thanks again!
     
  5. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    I'll point out that there's a really good use for leaving the Guest account enabled, primarily on a portable

    If a thief gets a hold of the machine it allows them to use it, possibly allowing you enough opportunity to get it back via "Find My Mac". Alternative if they have a bit of smarts is that they just nuke it because they can't get into it any other way. Lets face it, most thieves are lazy, so enabling their demise is essentially chlorine in the gene pool :).
     
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    Yeah, I never really thought about that. Glad you brought it up so I'm going back to the way it was!!!!
     
  7. dejo Moderator

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    The article I linked to warns of this.
     

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