mkpasswd with domain gives The security database is corrupted error

Corinna Vinschen
Fri Aug 10 15:09:00 GMT 2012

On Aug  9 22:37, Orion Poplawski wrote:
> Fresh install of cygwin 1.7.16 on Windows Server 2008 R2.  Trying to add my
> domain users to /etc/passwd, but when I run mkpasswd I get (somewhat obfuscated):
> $ mkpasswd -l -d CO-RA
> SYSTEM:*:18:544:,S-1-5-18::
> LocalService:*:19:544:U-NT AUTHORITY\LocalService,S-1-5-19::
> NetworkService:*:20:544:U-NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService,S-1-5-20::
> Administrators:*:544:544:,S-1-5-32-544::
> TrustedInstaller:*:4294967294:4294967294:U-NT
> SERVICE\TrustedInstaller,S-*::
> Administrator:unused:500:513:U-FONT3\Administrator,S-*
> Guest:unused:501:513:U-FONT3\Guest,S-*:/home/Guest:/bin/bash
> sgeadmin:unused:1000:513:U-FONT3\sgeadmin,S-*:/home/sgeadmin:/bin/bash
> mkpasswd (374): [2247] The security database is corrupted.
> That message led me to trying to check the status to the secedit.sdb database
> with esentutl but that checks out okay.

The error message is a result of an error returned from a simple call to
the Windows function NetUserEnum.  I have no idea what's causing this.


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