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Re: sshd in Windows 2003 server

I actually executed ssh-host-config and chose to create the NT service and both the sshd and sshd_server users. Everything looks exactly the same as in my WinXP succesful installation. However, on my Win2003, when I run "cygrunsrv.exe --start sshd", I always get immediately the 1053 error. The cygrunsrv process stays running, but the NT service appears for ever as "starting". At the Windows Event Viewer, I can only see "The CYGWIN sshd service was successfully sent a start control.", but nothing else. No file /var/log/sshd.log is not created. Is there anything else I can check?

best regards


   * /From/: "Harig, Mark"
   * /To/: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
   * /Date/: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 10:30:22 -0500
   * /Subject/: RE: sshd in Windows 2003 server


Using 'openssh-host-config' is the only documented, supported
approach to setting up a Cygwin openssh server.  If you follow
instructions from other locations, then you need to ask for
assistance at those locations.  The documentation for the Cygwin-specific
openssh setup begins in /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/openssh.README.

-----Original Message-----
From: daniel
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 6:32 AM
Subject: sshd in Windows 2003 server

I've installed sshd succesfully a couple of time on WinXP machines following the instructions at
However, I didn' manage on a Windows 2003 server. I always get "1053 did not start in a timely fashion" immediately on clicking on the Windows service "start" button. I tried with both enabling and disabling the privilege separation.

I don't think I have to follow the instructions at, since my cygwin version (cygwin DLL version: 1.5.12) already creates a ssd_server user with the privileges mentioned there.

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