Windows Server 2008 R2 domain setup issue?


  • Hello,

    I just wanted to check if the following was something more users experienced during a domain creation:

    In a VMWare:
    Installed Windows 2008 R2 64bit.
    During setup, a user was created, userX, with a blank password.
    Run DCPromo > Error: Administrator cannot have blank password > password policy
       >> Changed the password.
    Restarted DCPromo with userX (administrator of the box, but blank password).
    Domain created correct, with UserX in the domain, with a blank password. 

    Luckely this is a test-domain, but if you 'forget' the fact that you had an auto-created user, with a blank password, which is member of the group Administrators, well, this seems like something that got overlooked.. or am I doing such a weird thing?

    Thx for the replies
    Friday, November 27, 2009 10:28 AM

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  • Hi,

    I am WinSE owner of AD at Microsoft IDC. It looks that similar RFC has already being opened in WinSE database -

    WinSE # 398755 local user can be created with NULL password even the password policy is enabled.

    I will keep you posted on the updates as I will investigate this.



    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 12:57 PM