Can't start cron daemon in Cygwin 1.5.23 under WinXP SP2

Corinna Vinschen
Fri Jan 26 09:34:00 GMT 2007

On Jan 25 19:55, DePriest, Jason R. wrote:
> mkgroup_l_d:S-1-5-32-545:10545:
> A Google search for
> GID 10545
> implies that this is 'Domain Users'.
> Not that it should make a big difference, but you might want to edit
> your /etc/group and change
> mkgroup_l_d:S-1-5-32-545:10545:
> to
> Domain Users:S-1-5-32-545:10545:

This is upside down.  It's not the uid 10545 which is Domain Users,
because the 10545 is only the Cygwin translation from a Windows SID
in a Cygwin PID.  You should always start with the SID from which
the PID is derived.

Actually the SID S-1-5-32-545 is the Users group on the local machine.
If you need the SID for the Domain Users group you have to retrieve
it using `mkgroup -d -g "Domain Users"', which gives you something
like this:

  $ mkgroup -d -g 'Domain Users'
  Domain Users:S-1-5-21-380728306-1056519143-2954708907-513:10513:

Anybody still looking into
once in a while?  It's outdated (Dave?) but maybe it's still useful.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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