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  1.    04 Oct 2017 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello @OldGrantonian,

    Type the command below into a command prompt, press Enter, and post back with a copy of the output. It'll report the details of the "Kids" account to see if anything stands out.

    net user Kids
    The command output is attached.

    Thanks.

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  2.    04 Oct 2017 #11
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    I don't see anything that stands out.

    You might see if deleting the account using Option 1 below, and trying creating it again to see if it may work the next round.

    Delete User Account in Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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  3.    04 Oct 2017 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    I don't see anything that stands out.

    You might see if deleting the account using Option 1 below, and trying creating it again to see if it may work the next round.

    Delete User Account in Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
    I deleted the account using your recommendation.

    I created a new account using the same details as before, but using Option 2 this time. I used the following options:

    No "Password, and no "Confirm password"
    Uncheck, "Users must change password at next login"
    Check "User cannot change this password" (for safety)

    I got exactly the same result: I see a quick glance of "Welcome", followed immediately by "Signing out".

    My current Asus is a "gaming" machine with SSD. I tried the same method on my 10-month-old Dell Vostro. That's a "business" spec with HDD only, so everything is cheaper and slower. (Both machines are Win 10 Pro.) I created and tested the "Kids" accounts without problems.

    I've been aware that some unimportant things don't work on the Asus. For example, some poorly-designed websites will not render properly on the Asus, but is OK on the Vostro. Unfortunately I can't find the link.

    I'm wondering if I should force the kids to use a simple password - just to slow things down a bit. But I'll wait for your comments first.
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  4.    04 Oct 2017 #13
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    Odd.

    As a test, are you able to create a normal local account, and sign in to it?

    If so, you can pick up at step 4 in Option 2 while signed in to your administrator account to convert it from a local user account to a guest account.
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  5.    04 Oct 2017 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Odd.

    As a test, are you able to create a normal local account, and sign in to it?

    If so, you can pick up at step 4 in Option 2 while signed in to your administrator account to convert it from a local user account to a guest account.


    That worked fine :-)

    Thanks for your help.
    .
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  6.    04 Oct 2017 #15

    Add Guest Account in Windows 10


    Hi Shawn,
    I would like to add to this thread, as I have a similar need to OldGrantonian.
    I wish to add an account called "visitor" without a password on two PCs: a Windows 10 Pro desktop & a Windows 10 Home laptop. I followed option 1 and finished up with two different results. The new visitor account was created correctly on the Pro PC, but on the Home PC I have exactly the same situation as does OldGrantonian.
    The output of "net user visitor" on both PCs is:

    On Windows 10 Pro (version 1703 build 15063.608):

    User name visitor
    Full Name
    Comment
    User's comment
    Country/region code 000 (System Default)
    Account active Yes
    Account expires Never

    Password last set 4/10/17 20:24:43
    Password expires 15/11/17 20:24:43
    Password changeable 4/10/17 20:24:43
    Password required Yes
    User may change password Yes

    Workstations allowed All
    Logon script
    User profile
    Home directory
    Last logon 4/10/17 20:28:49

    Logon hours allowed All

    Local Group Memberships *Guests *HomeUsers
    Global Group memberships *None
    The command completed successfully.

    On Windows 10 Home (version 1703 build 15063.608):

    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> net users visitor
    User name visitor
    Full Name
    Comment
    User's comment
    Country/region code 000 (System Default)
    Account active Yes
    Account expires Never

    Password last set 4/10/17 5:29:46 PM
    Password expires 15/11/17 5:29:46 PM
    Password changeable 4/10/17 5:29:46 PM
    Password required Yes
    User may change password Yes

    Workstations allowed All
    Logon script
    User profile
    Home directory
    Last logon 4/10/17 6:47:16 PM

    Logon hours allowed All

    Local Group Memberships *Guests *HomeUsers
    Global Group memberships *None
    The command completed successfully.

    Any thoughts on where do we go from here?
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  7.    04 Oct 2017 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGrantonian View Post
    That worked fine :-)

    Thanks for your help.
    .
    Great news. You're most welcome.
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  8.    04 Oct 2017 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeinGrange View Post
    Hi Shawn,
    I would like to add to this thread, as I have a similar need to OldGrantonian.
    I wish to add an account called "visitor" without a password on two PCs: a Windows 10 Pro desktop & a Windows 10 Home laptop. I followed option 1 and finished up with two different results. The new visitor account was created correctly on the Pro PC, but on the Home PC I have exactly the same situation as does OldGrantonian.

    Any thoughts on where do we go from here?

    Hello Mike,

    You could see if creating a local account as usual first will let you sign in to it.

    If so, then you could also pick up at step 4 in Option 2 to convert it to a guest account.
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  9.    04 Oct 2017 #18

    Hi Shawn,
    But isn't option 2 only available on Windows 10 Pro, Education & Enterprise? My problem is on a Windows 10 Home PC.
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  10.    04 Oct 2017 #19
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    Sorry. You can pick up at step 3 in Option 1 to convert it instead if you are able to sign in to the new local account.
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