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cron and Windows 2000
- From: Vince LaMonica <vjl at vjl dot org>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 17:08:08 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: cron and Windows 2000
I recently updated cygwin on a Windows 2000 server box and I am now
getting errors when running cron. It is the famous, "can't switch user
context" message that I've seen a lot of posts about. The issue is that I
am not running Windows 2003 server, but rather Windows 2000 server.
Cygwin has been installed for 'all to run', and the cron jobs are/were
created by user, "Administrator".
I have attempted to create a "cron_user" user, giving that user special
permissions ["Act as part of the operating system", "replace a process
level token", and "Increase quotas"]. After creating the user, I ran
mkpasswd -l so now /etc/passwd has that user listed. When I attempt to su
into that account so I can try and run cron-config under that account, I
get the error, "su: incorrect password, or insufficient privileges to
change user (see
I read the section, which is why I made sure that the 3 special
permissions were granted to that user.
So I am a bit stuck: I need to be able to run cron as ...well, someone! I
would perfer to run cron as Administrator, since that is the only user
who logs into the console and the only user with a crontab. Is there
something obvious I am missing?
Thank for any info y'all can provide,
Vince J. LaMonica Knowledge is knowing a street is one way.
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