Domain User getting "Permission Denied" for anything outside of /home/<user>/

Thu Mar 28 16:14:00 GMT 2013

The correct way to troubleshoot this issue is to perform the following:

1) Log in as Administrator on the local machine.  Launch Cygwin Terminal
2) Run chmod a+rw /etc/passwd press Enter
3) Next run chmod a+rw /etc/group press Enter
4) Next logout of local administrator account and have a domain user 
log into the machine 
5) Have the domain user launch the Cygwin Terminal, but they should receive
the error in regards to this thread
6) Once the terminal is launch run mkpasswd -c >> /etc/passwd press Enter 
7) Then run mkgroup -c >> /etc/group press Enter 
8) Close the Cygwin Terminal and relaunch the profile should load properly
this time without errors. 
9) Confirm that you are in your current working directory by typing in pwd
press Enter 
10) Done

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