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Re: Running cygwin service via cygrunsrv under account without password in Win XP Pro - impossible?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Schulman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, June 03, 2005 8:31 AM
Subject: Re: Running cygwin service via cygrunsrv under account without
password in Win XP Pro - impossible?
-w, --passwd <password>
Optional password for user. Only needed if a user is given. If a
user has an empty password, enter `-w ' with no <password>.
cygrunsrv -I svc_name -p /usr/bin/svc.exe -u foo -w ""
Isn't '-w ""' different from just '-w'? In other words,
cygrunsrv.README is telling you to use no password, while you're giving
it an empty password, which is different. I dunno, but it's worth a
No, that is correct syntax actually!
Did you read the message from the Corinna himself? He solved it!
There is a special local security policy setting in XP and 2K3, once I set
it properly - everything works beautifully.
Another option is to run the service as user SYSTEM. This is what I do,
and I've never had any trouble. But of course you're right to try to
run it under a lower-privilege account.
Corinna rocks! No need to invent crazy workarounds like trying to put
/home/my_user_name in /etc/passwd for the SYSTEM account to force ssh to
pick up my RSA key.
Just ask Corinna and the world is your oyster ;)
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