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RE: Force bash to start as administrator

Indeed, good point.  That may solve the problem for those that 
don't have the privileges to start a service.  It has it's own
quirks though too.  I find I need the password here in order for
it to work.  


Original Message:
From: Igor Pechtchanski
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 14:06:20 -0500 (EST)
Subject: RE: Force bash to start as administrator


Windows already has such a service.  Try the following from your bash

$ at `date -d "next min" +"%H:%M"` /interactive 'c:\cygwin\bin\login.exe'

and wait at most 60 seconds.

If you want an interactive login, omit the "Administrator" from the line
above.  Not sure if you'll need password, either (I don't on my W2K
P.S. So much for Windows security, eh?

On Wed, 11 Dec 2002, wrote:

> You'll need a service to do this in Windows.  Windows won't allow any
> account other than SYSTEM the permissions to impersonate another by
> default.  System services run as SYSTEM by default.  You can add a
> service which invokes 'login' so that the user can log in someone else.
> This has been discussed before on this list but setting this up goes
> something like this:
> Type this in a bash window:
> cygrunsrv -I LoginShell -d "Login shell" -p /usr/bin/cygstart -a
> /usr/bin/login -e "CYGWIN=tty binmode ntsec"
> Go to the Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Services
> Right click on "LoginShell" and go to properties.
> Go to the "Log On" tab and check the "Allow service to interact with
> desktop"
> Follow this with this in a bash window:
> cygrunsrv -S LoginShell
> This will give you a new console window with the login prompt.  From here,
> you can log in as anybody, assuming you know the proper passwords. ;-)
> You should be able to use ssh to do this as well, which should be easier
> than going through the above gyrations.
> Obviously, all this assumes that you can install a service or that one is
> already installed for your use (ssh).  Also, the above works on W2K.  I
> can't
> speak to other platforms, although it should be generally applicable to
> NT-based platforms (with the possible exception of XP-Home).
> The rest is obvious, no? ;-)
> Larry
> Original Message:
> -----------------
> From: Cary Lewis
> Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 11:22:47 -0500
> To:
> Subject: Force bash to start as administrator
> I want to be able to start a bash shell as Administrator id=500 regardless
> of who I am logged into the windows box as. Alternatively can I force
> to ignore the current user credentials and use the Administrator.
> I would like to be able to do this so that I can standardize my deployment
> of Cygwin, I would like any user to always get the same permissions, same
> home directory, etc.
> BTW, how does login work in cygwin?

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