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Using Cygwin in a Multi-User Environment without Administrative A ccess
- From: jason dot stott at barclays dot com
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2007 16:51:24 +0100
- Subject: Using Cygwin in a Multi-User Environment without Administrative A ccess
We are hoping to make Cygwin available to standard users of our multi-user
Citrix server environment.
One thing that we've noticed is that non-administrative users are prompted
each time with the following prompt after running bash (even after running
Your group is currently "mkpasswd". This indicates that
the /etc/passwd (and possibly /etc/group) files should be rebuilt.
See the man pages for mkpasswd and mkgroup then, for example, run
mkpasswd -l [-d] > /etc/passwd
mkgroup -l [-d] > /etc/group
Note that the -d switch is necessary for domain users.
We have also noticed that the profile function isn't saving files in the
C:\cygwin\home\Jason.Stott_adm under a non-privileged user the same way that
it is for a user with administrative access.
Is anyone running Cygwin in a multi-user Citrix environment with user only
privileges successfully and if so are there any clues that you could provide
for the above issues?
Thank you in advance.
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