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Problem with Cygwin installation for domain user

I've been using cygwin for several years, and I absolutely love it. thanks!
I have installed cygwin on XP machine at work, and ran into
setup/configuration problem, Basically its the  Your group name is
currently "mkpasswd" issue.

I tried the following things:

mkpasswd -l > /etc/passwd
mkgroup  -l  > /etc/group

doen't change anything, I still get the message, so I tried
$ mkpasswd.exe -l -d > /etc/passwd

this failed with "mkpasswd (264): [5] Access is denied." (see attached 1.txt and 1.strace.txt)

so I also tried
$ mkpasswd.exe -l -c > /etc/passwd
$ mkgroup.exe -l -c > /etc/group

but that doesn't work becaue on next login I get:

Your group name is currently "mkgroup_l_d". This indicates that not
all domain users and groups are listed in the /etc/passwd and
/etc/group files.
See the man pages for mkpasswd and mkgroup then, for example, run
mkpasswd -l -d > /etc/passwd
mkgroup  -l -d > /etc/group

This message is only displayed once (unless you recreate /etc/group)
and can be safely ignored.

and my home directory is set to /cygdrive/h (?)

I would appreciate any help,
especially soothing would be to find that my home directory is at

the same as it would have been had I been a local rather than a domain user

Aviad Rozenhek

Attachment: 1.txt
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Attachment: 1.strace.txt
Description: Text document

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