Allow Users To Log On Across The Network With Blank Passwords

Normally if you try to log on to a remote computer running Vista using a blank password you receive an error message. You can, however, configure Vista to allow network users to log on to the computer with blank passwords (you should consider the security implications before doing so).

To allow network users to use blank passwords:

  1. Click Start and click Control Panel.
  2. Click System and Maintenance, Administrative Tools and then the Local Security Policy.
  3. Within the console, expand Local Policies.
  4. Click Security Options. The various security options are displayed in the details pane.
  5. Double click Accounts: Limit Local Account Use of Blank Passwords to Console Logon Only.
  6. Select the Disabled option.
  7. Click OK.

[tags]vista, blank password, network log in, network log on, security[/tags]

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  • Craig

    I’ve tried that and vista still wont let me log on with a user that has no password. Im using group polices to enforce it and when I access the local policy it tells me that the policy setting is enabled. Any ideas ???

  • Dylan

    Thanks very much! This worked fine for me!

  • Ricky

    I can’t find the Local Security Settings or whatever in the Administrator settings in the Control Panel. Vista Premium btw.