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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, 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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