RE: Stored User Name and Password - feature BROKEN
Same problem here. We switched our laptop users to Vista (oops, in
retrospect). Beofre domain\* would cover everything from DFS shares, our app
server, and exchange. Now they have at least 3 entries floating around.
Explaining updating one (90 day password expiration...) is substantially
easier than conveying the fact that every entry with "domain" in it needs to
Please readd this feature in Vista SP1, or sooner.
"Ted W" wrote:
> The Stored User Name and Password feature does not work as it did in XP.
> You used to be able save a Login/Password pairs for any domain and those
> credentials would be passed on whenever you needed access to ANY resource or
> service on the domain. This was a great help to us consultants whose laptops
> are never homed to our clients domains.
> The removal of this functionality causes no end of headaches. XP's feature
> was a great help to those of us who roam between domains. Personally I can't
> see this as a security breach as it will only work if you already have valid
> credentials on the domain in the first place. And since you can store
> Logins/Passwords for any machine on the domain anyway, it really is just an
> improved management feature.
> Now if the excuse for removing this feature was that it would limit
> non-domain computers from accessing resources on networks they are not homed
> in, then it actually encourages bad security practices as people will end up
> resorting to using Standard logins (SQL Server) for resources that they
> could formally use an integrated login.
> Microsoft please restore this feature or explain why it was considered such
> a security hole that needed to be removed in the first place.