Resolved MBP keeps making Guest account

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by GuitarG20, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. GuitarG20, Oct 15, 2011
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    GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

    GuitarG20

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    My MBP keeps showing me a guest account on the login screen... I disabled it in System Preferences, and yet it keeps showing up... Randomly started after I had to force shutdown because the system locked up on me.

    Here is what System Preferences Looks like:
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    Does anyone know what is wrong/how to fix it?

    Running 10.7.2
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Go to Login Options and uncheck "Enable fast user switching". It's not making the guest account... it's always there, just disabled.
     
  3. fisherking macrumors 601

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    if you'd searched this forum, there are several discussions about this...

    you can disable it in System Preferences>iCloud>Find My Mac (which, of course, also disables Find My Mac...)
     
  4. GuitarG20 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This didn't work...

    Is there any way to keep Find My Mac enabled and not have the guest account there? I mean, i understand it's there so that someone can log on so I can find my mac, but it's a pain to log in now...
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yes. Turn FMM my Mac on then go to this pref pane and check the box I marked.

    This is new in 10.7.2.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. GuitarG20 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    it worked! Brilliant, thank you.

    Now, can someone explain why it works? Just out of curiosity...
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    This is not a guest account like you had before. It is only allowing Safari to run from the recovery partition. This is here so if someone steals your machine they will (hopefully) discover they cannot login and use this Safari feature to access the Internet, thereby telling Find my Mac where the machine is. Quickly followed by the police swooping in and getting back your computer! :)
     
  8. GuitarG20 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    so would it be a good idea to leave that (very limited) guest account open? I mean, I can deal with having to click my name, i just was surprised when it happened.
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yes, you should leave it on. With it off a thief will have no way to get on the Internet so FMM would never show where the machine is.

    As I said though, it is not a guest account. It just allows Safari to run off the restore partition.
     
  10. GuitarG20 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Okay- all my questions are answered. I am gonna leave it on. Thank you!
     
  11. benderrodriguez01 macrumors newbie

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    Can you repost this picture please? I can't see what you selected
     
  12. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Assuming you are still on Lion, here is the screenshot from this article.

    disable-safari-guest-user-os-x.jpg
     

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