Passing domain credentials for a non-domain machine (similar to mapping drives through the Windows shell)

Igor Peshansky pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Thu Sep 6 02:20:00 GMT 2007


On Wed, 5 Sep 2007, Joseph Koenig wrote:

> I have a desktop that I use to access a share with domain credentials
> despite not being on domain. So when I map a drive, I map it under
> "domain\user" and give it the password. This drive is mapped as Z.
>
> When I use cygwin to work on those files, it does not inherit the
> permissions that I mapped the network drive under and instead insists on
> using my local windows user and password (generated with mkpasswd)
> rather than what I mapped Z as.

You want to add "smbntsec" to your CYGWIN environment variable.  See
<http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using-cygwinenv.html> for details.

> Is there an easy way to manually edit the /etc/passwd file or change how
> cygwin reads the mapped volume to get it to use the same permissions
> that the windows shell is using?

You'll also want to use "mkpasswd -d >> /etc/passwd" to get domain user
information into it, and possibly "mkgroup -d >> /etc/group" (notice the
double ">>" to append).

> (I searched the archives for this....I'm sure it's been answered but I
> couldn't find anything - I apologize....)

It also helps to read and follow

> Problem reports:       http://cygwin.com/problems.html

in particular the bit about attaching the output of "cygcheck -svr".
HTH,
	Igor
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