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

Steve Rowley
Mon Jan 29 20:14:00 GMT 2007

Thanks for the suggestions so far.

However, after trying all the suggestions, I'm still unable to launch
cron.  Is there anything further to try before looking for
alternatives to cron?

>Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 15:05:01 -0500
>From: Steve Rowley <>
>>Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 19:55:35 +0000
>>From: "DePriest, Jason R." <>
>>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
>>Domain Users:S-1-5-32-545:10545:
>>or however you prefer
>>Just something other than mkgroup_l_d
>Ok.  I'd previously tried just taking that line out of /etc/group
>altogether.  Now I'll add it back in, as you suggested:
>  >$ cat /etc/group
>  >SYSTEM:S-1-5-18:18:
>  >None:S-1-5-21-473916646-3257906905-3362627345-513:513:
>  >Administrators:S-1-5-32-544:544:
>  >Backup Operators:S-1-5-32-551:551:
>  >Guests:S-1-5-32-546:546:
>  >Network Configuration Operators:S-1-5-32-556:556:
>  >Power Users:S-1-5-32-547:547:
>  >Remote Desktop Users:S-1-5-32-555:555:
>  >Replicator:S-1-5-32-552:552:
>  >Users:S-1-5-32-545:545:
>  >Debugger Users:S-1-5-21-473916646-3257906905-3362627345-1004:1004:
>  >HelpServicesGroup:S-1-5-21-473916646-3257906905-3362627345-1001:1001:
>  >Domain Users:S-1-5-32-545:10545:
>But cron-config still stalls out in the same place.

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