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Re: OpenSSH: 5791 [main] sshd 9288! spawn_guts: CreateDesktop failed, Win32 error 8
- From: roadworrier <warrior_road at hotmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 07:11:15 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: Re: OpenSSH: 5791 [main] sshd 9288! spawn_guts: CreateDesktop failed, Win32 error 8
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I saw this problem "spawn_guts: CreateDesktop failed, Win32 error 8" listed
in many Google results with some suggestions but without any conclusive
My 2003 Server has 16gb of RAM, and only about 10gb were in use, so the
issue wasn't a lack of RAM. However, I went and quit some programs that use
many USER and GDI objects (Photoshop, Illustrator, TOAD (and Parallels for
good measure)) and then I was able to ssh in to my server without making any
changes to cygwin configuration, and without restarting sshd or anything.
> Dear Cygwin community,
> unfortunately we got on some of our Windows 2003 servers this error
> message while logging on by using OpenSSH
> 5791 [main] sshd 9288! spawn_guts: CreateDesktop failed, Win32 error 8
> This error message occurs after the server has been rebooted.
> If log on once at the Windows console as a user with local admin
> privileges, also the SSH logon works again.
> We are using Cygwin CYGWIN_NT-5.2 d20of001 1.7.0(0.200/5/3) 2009-02-20
> 17:20 i686 Cygwin and OpenSSH 5.1.
> Does anybody know the reason for this failure?
> Thanks a lot in advance and best regards
> Carsten Porzler
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