Microsoft KB Archive/251171
Article ID: 251171
Article Last Modified on 10/10/2003
- Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0
This article was previously published under Q251171
When a Web application on Internet Information Server (IIS) is configured to allow Basic authentication and at the same time has Anonymous access disabled, the built-in Guest user account cannot access the Web application. Also, if you rename the built-in Guest user account to another name, the new name cannot be used to access the Web application.
This behavior is by design. If you disable Anonymous access to the Web site, the SID of the default Guest user account is also refused access. Even if you rename the built-in Guest user account, the SID is the same.
If you want to use a user named Guest to access your Web site, follow these steps:
- Rename the original Guest user account to another name (for example "OldGuest").
- Create a new user named "Guest" using the Copy function of the User Manager on the "OldGuest" account.
This new user will not have the limitation of the default Guest user account.
163846 SID Values For Default Windows NT Installations
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