This is correct. There needs to be a user named root which is a member of the Administrators group. Anything Cygwin-related should be done while logged in to Windows as root. I would not manually alter the passwd file. The cygwin-sshd-config.sh does this for you. It regenerates both the /etc/group and /etc/passwd files based on the Windows accounts that exist on the computer.

Also, when you create the root account you should configure the WINDOWS_ROOT_PASSWORD line in /etc/vcl/vcld.conf.

Hope this helps,
Andy

On 2/19/2010 3:09 PM, David Marchevsky wrote:
Ryan,

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





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