cron problems with windows 2003 server

Jay Patel
Fri Jan 21 04:21:00 GMT 2005

CYGWIN_NT-5.2 hal 1.5.12(0.116/4/2) 2004-11-10 08:34 i686 unknown 
unknown Cygwin

Logged in as Administrator I have installed the cron service with:
cygrunsrv -I cron -p /usr/sbin/cron -a '-D' -e CYGWIN="tty ntsec 
binmode" -d "CYGWIN cron"

The process is running, but my cron jobs for Administrator are not being 

I have changed the group for /var/run and /etc/cron.d to 18 (SYSTEM) and 
both directories have 1777 permissions.  I also have setup a simple test 
to run every minute to see if it's working:

# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE - edit the master and reinstall.
# (/home/Administrator/test.txt installed on Thu Jan 20 17:44:39 2005)
# (Cron version -- $Id: crontab.c,v 1.8 2004/12/21 16:14:41 corinna Exp $)
* * * * * /usr/bin/date >> /home/Administrator/test.log

I'm guessing it's a permissions problem or some Windows user related 
issue.  Any help in figuring this out is appreciated.  I have attached 
the cygcheck results as requested by the script I've 
been using to figure out what's going on.  Thanks.

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