If I need to open guest acconut for Windows Server 2008, any security risks? Appreciate if anyone could recommend some readings and also how to resolve any potential security risks.
thanks in advance, George
Any time you enable something on a machine you introduce added risk. The guest account provides essentially anonymous access to your machine. It has access to local data and apps as a standard user. By default it does not have a password set and the
You have to define for yourself what a security risk is in your environment. What one person calls a risk another person calls a feature. What is it that you're trying to accomplish?
Edit (in response to your comment):
If you set a password up for the account (there is not one by default) you should keep those options selected. The guest account is meant to be a shared account and if you let users change the password then all it takes is one person to lock everyone out of the account by changing the password. Also, if that password expires then you'll have to redistribute a new password to everyone that you think has it. You're bound to miss someone in a large organization.