guest account

This is a username which will be used for access
to services which are specified as (see below). Whatever privileges this
user has will be available to any client connecting to the guest service.
This user must exist in the password file, but does not require
a valid login. The user account "ftp" is often a good choice
for this parameter.

On some systems the default guest account "nobody" may not
be able to print. Use another account in this case. You should test
this by trying to log in as your guest user (perhaps by using the
su - command) and trying to print using the
system print command such as lpr(1) or

This parameter does not accept % macros, because
many parts of the system require this value to be constant for correct operation.

Example: ftp

Supported on: At least Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 family

guest account

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Samba\smb_conf\guest account
Value Nameguest account
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Valuenobody


Administrative Templates (Computers)