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Problems with SU under Windows XP vs. Windows Server
- From: Frank <franki2006 at gmx dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 11:21:13 +0100
- Subject: 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,
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