>From the NY Times: [blockquote] Microsoft acknowledged today that it planned to change the way it distributes its flagship Windows XP operating system software, in response to a malicious software "worm" that has spread over the Internet in recent days attacking tens of thousands of personal computers by exploiting vulnerabilities in Windows. Dissemination of the worm slowed today as network administrators and individual computer users around the world took steps to protect their machines, even as Microsoft's critics stepped up their complaints that the company's software, which dominants the industry, puts its customers at risk of such outbreaks. [/blockquote] http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/14/technology/14WORM.html?ex=1061438400&en=2d09e7a08c65c124&ei=5062&partner=GOOGLE FWIW, apparently this unprecedented as MS is changing the configuration of an existing product, rather than saving such changes for the next version or major update. Sean G. "No matter how much money Bruce [Springsteen] gives to charity, I still say he's one of the tightest men I've ever known." - David Sedaris.