Can DefaultAccount and Guest users of Windows 10 be deleted?

Venkatesh 1 Reputation point

We have an application built on Windows 10.

Can some one let me know about the users DefaultAccount which is member of System Managed Accounts Group and Guest which is member of Guests group.

I am seeing these two users under Local Users and Groups(lusrmgr.msc)

We are not using DefaultAccount and Guest users anywhere in our application. Due to security concerns, it is not recommended to have additional users which are not in use. Can we delete these two accounts during the installation of our application.

If the answer is "NO". Can you please let us know the purpose of these two users in the system.

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Windows 10: A Microsoft operating system that runs on personal computers and tablets.Security: The precautions taken to guard against crime, attack, sabotage, espionage, or another threat.
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  1. Limitless Technology 38,861 Reputation points

    Hi @Venkatesh

    I believe that's default with Operating System and can not be deleted , Removing DefaultAccount and guest account is not possible, however you can disable these accounts if there available on the logon screen.

    You can use the following command to disable them. For disabling DefaultAccount : Net user DefaultAccount/active:no

    For disabling the guest account: Net user guest /active:no

    Hope this answers your question :)
    Thank you.

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