empty cron.log, user switching problem on Windows 10 with Microsoft id
Fri Dec 18 07:21:00 GMT 2015
Thanks for a great offering and all the help you provide. I've
used cygwin for a few years, but not deeply. cron is one of the tools I
find very handy. Recently I upgraded to Windows 10 and ran in to
problems on my Surface Pro 3. I installed cygwin cron (latest cygwin
32bit (2.873). Cron is 4.1-63.) and it seemed to work but as soon as I
switched my laptop to use the Microsoft ID cron as Microsoft suggest,
cron stopped working, complaining that it can not switch id's. If I do
a fresh install of Win10, switch to the Microsoft ID, and install cygwin
and cron, cron won't even work once. And if I do a fresh install of
Win10 and never switch to the Microsoft id, cygwin cron works fine.
When it fails, the cronevents log file complains that it can't switch
I really don't do much. I just install cygwin with cron, emacs, ssh,
inetutils, unison, wget. Then I start up a cygwin window as
administrator. Then cron-config, yes (service),  (blank CYGWIN),
yes (self), yes (start daemon). Then I create a trivial cron file "*/1
* * * * date >~/cron_is_running.txt". crontab mycron ... and I
wait a minute. Then I invoke cronevents.
I want to try out all the features of that Microsoft touts as coming
with use of the Microsoft ID, but I don't want to lose cron.
What do we all suggest that I do next?
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