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RE: cron issue
- From: "Harig, Mark" <maharig at idirect dot net>
- To: "Davies, Roger" <Roger dot Davies at swiftbrands dot com>, <npereira at videotron dot ca>, <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 15:43:44 -0400
- Subject: RE: cron issue
> I believe the problem was in the user accounts I have
> setup on my windows box. I have both a domain
> account <domain name>\rdavies, and a machine
> account <machine name>\rdavies. I'll spare you the
> reasons why. While I had stopped and deleted the
> service cron with cygrunsrv, I had never tried to
> install and start the service using the 2 steps.
> When I tried, the -u rdavies flag actually picked
> up the machine not domain user. And it wouldn't start.
> I deleted the machine user (assigned to group none,
> and not likely to get any use anyway) and then
> reconfigured with cron-configure. Poof! I now
> have a new line every minute in the goofy log
> file I was testing with. Thanks for your help.
If you are able to think of a test that can be added
to cron_diagnose.sh, please post it on this mail list.
It sounds like there should be a test to see whether
the user's ID is "valid for cron", by some definition.
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