Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Oct 2006 15:09 UTC, submitted by Dolphin
Windows 'The most secure Windows ever' may be very secure from hackers and malware - but what do you do when Longhorn Server let's you install the OS, set up Active Directory, and initialize the domain without once asking you to even create an administrator password? "What happened to Windows Server? Where did all of the stringent security checks and ultra-protection of Windows Server 2003 go? Windows Server 2000 was quite insecure, and Windows Server 2003 turned over a new leaf... But it seems Microsoft is more than willing to flip that page back - even Windows Server 2000 required an Administrator password at the very least."
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RE: in development
by shiny on Thu 12th Oct 2006 16:49 UTC in reply to "in development"
shiny
Member since:
2005-08-09

From Wikipedia:

"The term release candidate refers to a final product, ready to release unless fatal bugs emerge. In this stage, the product features all designed functionalities and no known showstopper class bugs."

So no, not still in development.

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RE[2]: in development
by sappyvcv on Thu 12th Oct 2006 17:11 in reply to "RE: in development"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

There is still a deployment process and part of that deployment process could be switching a flag to enables asking for an admin password during install.

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RE[3]: in development
by Dolphin on Thu 12th Oct 2006 17:14 in reply to "RE[2]: in development"
Dolphin Member since:
2006-05-01

IF it's that simple, then why didn't they bloody well turn it on then already?????

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RE[3]: in development
by segedunum on Fri 13th Oct 2006 12:32 in reply to "RE[2]: in development"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

There is still a deployment process and part of that deployment process could be switching a flag to enables asking for an admin password during install.

There is simply no reason whatsoever to do that. You don't just turn these things on. They need to enabled right throughout the development process so people can actually see that it works.

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RE[2]: in development
by eMagius on Thu 12th Oct 2006 18:21 in reply to "RE: in development"
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2005-07-06

Longhorn isn't in the release candidate stage. Do not confuse Vista and Longhorn server -- they're two seperate products.

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RE[2]: in development
by n4cer on Thu 12th Oct 2006 19:00 in reply to "RE: in development"
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2005-07-06

Longhorn Server is not at the Release Candidate stage, only Windows Vista is.

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