Running cygwin service via cygrunsrv under account without password in Win XP Pro - impossible?

Vadym Voznyuk pirks@telus.net
Tue Jun 7 06:11:00 GMT 2005


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Corinna Vinschen" <corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com>
To: <cygwin@cygwin.com>
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2005 3:32 AM
Subject: Re: Running cygwin service via cygrunsrv under account without 
password in Win XP Pro - impossible?


>> This happens only if my account has no password. Once I set any 
>> password -
>> it works great. Autossh starts under cygrunsrv as a service under my
>> account and sets all my ssh tunnels and everything works perfect. I 
>> remove
>> password, then try every possible way to tell Windows to run it under
>> account without password - no luck. Error 1069 again and again.
>
> This could be a result of a setting in your local security policies.
> Under Securiy Settings/Local Policies/Security Options you'll find a
> setting called "Accounts: Limit local account use of blank password
> to console logon only."  This setting only exists on XP and 2K3 and
> is enabled by default (at least with recent service packs).  Disable
> it and try again.

You solved it, thanks a lot!

Could you please add a short notice about this feature in cygrunsrv.README?
This would save someone quite a bit of time. Why didn't I look at those 
local security policies before? One sentence, just one sentence in 
cygrunsrv.README could really save my poor neck... 


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