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Problems with SU under Windows XP vs. Windows Server


I am experiencing difficulties using the SU utility.

What am trying to do is the following:
From a service (running under SYSTEM account) I want to run SU to get a bash
shell script executed as a specific user.

- When I do this on my Windows XP 32bit box, all is fine and SU runs my script
 as the user (I verified this by running "whoami" inside the script).

- When I do the very same on my Windows 2003 Server 64bit box, then SU hangs
 forever and I assume it is waiting for a password.

So why is this different behaviour on the two boxes?
Where can I search for such a setting?

I already checked that "/etc/passwd" has all the users of Windows in and correct
(i.e. "mkpasswd -l >/etc/passwd"). Both machines run only with local users, no

Any help is much appreciated! If more information is needed, just state.

If there is a better way to do this task, then I am also open for other suggestions.

Thanks and best regards, Frank

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