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RE: Installing Cygwin on XP laptop part of a domain

> From: Jay NYC
> Can someone who has experience installing Cygwin on a WinXP 
> desktop part of a  Windows Domain let me know what to do? 

You need to create /etc/passwd and /etc/group files using 
mkpasswd and mkgroup.

The domain I am in has around 3000 groups and lots of users.
Enumerating all the users takes a while.

All I need to do is (something like):

mkgroup > /etc/group
mkpasswd -l > /etc/passwd
mkpasswd -d -u my_username >> /etc/passwd

The first mkpasswd adds the local accounts and the second 
invocation adds my domain account.   mkpasswd --help for
more details.

Then edit /etc/passwd and change your home directory a local
path - perhaps /home/username.

If you have multiple users you must ensure that they are all listed
in the passwd file.

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