You can fix this issue by creating a user on the virtual machine (windows)
called root. Make sure to give it a strong password, though.

On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 3:26 PM, Ryan Johnson <rjoh...@gwmail.gwu.edu>wrote:

> I am trying to complete the instructions for Installing and configuring
> cygwin sshd, part of the instructions for creating a Windows base image.  I
> do not think I quite understand how the permissions should be set up.
>  Before running the *cygwin-sshd-config.sh* script I had mapped the root
> user in the /etc/passwd file to the current Administrator account I was
> logged in as.  I then logged into cygwin as root and ran the *
> cygwin-sshd-config.sh *script which took me through the process of creating
> the privileged user cyg_server.  Ultimately I get the error 'The service
> did
> not start due to a logon failure'.  Also the script seems to overwrite the
> root entry I placed in the passwd file.  Any clarification as to the
> permissions would be greatly appreciated.
> Ryan Johnson
> Academic Technologies
> George Washington University

David Roman Marchevsky

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