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Re: cron won't execute tasks

At 08:22 PM 10/28/2004, you wrote:
>Hello all,
>This problem is driving me insane (I don't have far to go ;-).
>Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition, quad processor, 12 GB RAM.  Just downloaded Cygwin a few days ago.  So, it should be the latest.
>The possible root cause:
>BTW, I am trying to run cron as a service.
>Our IT person installed Cygwin under a domain account.  Cron would run every minute but wouldn't switch user context.  So, I had him re-install Cygwin under a new local account that was assigned to the Windows Administrators group.

In addition to what Igor said, make sure you've read 
'/usr/share/doc/Cygwin/cron.README'.  'crond' won't be able to switch users
if your service isn't run as SYSTEM.  Running it as a member of the Domain
Users and/or Administrators is of no value/use.

Larry Hall                    
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