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RE: [RFC] Globally creating a user and a group "root"
- From: "Morrison, John" <John dot Morrison at uk dot experian dot com>
- To: "'cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com'" <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2003 12:53:01 -0000
- Subject: RE: [RFC] Globally creating a user and a group "root"
Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 27, 2003 at 11:37:11AM -0000, Morrison, John wrote:
>> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>> On Thu, Nov 27, 2003 at 11:24:55AM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>>> On Thu, Nov 27, 2003 at 09:58:52AM -0000, Morrison, John wrote:
>>>>> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>>>>> I don't know exactly
>>>>>> but it's possible that W2K doesn't have these SeDenyWhatever user
>>>>> editrights -a SeDenyRemoteInteractiveLogonRight -u root
>>>>> was the one that failed. Would it be best (assuming these
>>>>> last 3 are optional) to 2> /dev/null them? Is there any other
>>>>> info that would help?
>>>> Er... only this one? Hmm, that makes sense, sort of. Look like
>>>> this right only exist since XP.
>>>> I'm reluctant to devnull them. There might be a real error covered
>>>> when doing this. I'll better add another variable to check if
>>>> running under XP or newer.
>> OK :)
>>> ping! ping! ping!
>>> New create-root script attached!
>>> This script should do it right now. Additionally I changed the way
>>> how the password is read to using the `read -s' option to hide
>>> what's actually typed in.
>> But you display it in the next echo...
> Ouch! I'll fix that.
>>> Can you give this script another test?
>> Other than that it works fine :)
>> Shame theres no way of setting the password to never expire :(
> There is! The passwd tool in the current snapshots already have the
> option -e to switch expiry off. If you have another look into the
> script, you'll see that I check the version number of passwd, so I
> know if it already has that functionality or not ;-)
Ahh, totally missed that. Would it be best to release the new
passwd tool before this script is included?
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