network installation problems (again)

Thomas Wolff
Fri Jan 1 23:06:00 GMT 2016

Am 01.01.2016 um 09:44 schrieb D. Boland:
> Thomas Wolff wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am again having problems to install cygwin on a network drive. It's 
>> in the same network I had similar problems before:
>> which were then resolved after a while.
>> The client machines are now new, running Windows 7. Domain server is 
>> the old one.
>> My description log of actions and popup errors is attached below. 
>> There was no way to install on the network. I could install to the C: 
>> drive and move that over to the network where it would then run.
> Happy new year, y'all!
> You shouldn't try to install Cygwin on a network share and execute it 
> locally. That's like installing and running Linux on a Samba share.
> If you want to use a single Cygwin distro on all computers in your 
> network, you should install it on the target host, including the 
> openssh daemon. Then on the client machines, you use Putty to log on 
> to the host.
I need Cygwin on the network clients, not on a server (and this has been 
working for years, just with occasional install problems).
Also (if I understand your first sentence correctly), I did not try to 
install centrally for client use, but to install on a client for that 
client's use, just on a network drive. And in fact that's the only 
option on that system which is a lab network and the local (C:) drives 
are cleared after each reboot.

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