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Re: w2k terminal sessions and cygwin
Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
On Sun, Jan 25, 2004 at 10:47:15AM -0600, Layton Davis wrote:Awesome!!!!
I know that there have been several mailings on this subject. And indeed
the answer has been posted, but it is not stated clearly -- as in
somebody asked about it again on 12 January, and it took me a day or so
to figure out what I read and put it togeather.
What I will do is describe the steps I took to make it work
1) I created a new group called "cygwin"
2) as an administrator I started the cygwin environent
3) at the cygwin prompt I typed the following command
editrights.exe -u cygwin -a SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
4) add the cygwin group to those users who should be able to access cygwin
The new privileges should be available to the users the next time they
Also, if you only have 1 or 2 users who will need the cygwin
environment, and you know that those users will not change, you may find
it just as easy to skip the new group, and directly apply the privilege
to the user profile(s). My experience has been that change is the norm,
so I really would suggest using the group, as it is easier to maintain,
and makes your intentions clear to any admin who would need to follow
you on that system
What you describe was necessary up to Cygwin 1.5.5, but not with 1.5.6.
Under 1.5.6, Cygwin can be run from Terminal Services without the Create
Global Privilege. Users that do not have the privilege cannot interact with
other users (e.g. ps -a will only report the processes in the current session).
That mode of operation is more secure.
well, that's what I get for being 1 revision behind
Thanks -- and I will update my version
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