Thank you Andy !  I will try that out and hopefully I come out with flying
colors :)


On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 5:02 PM, Andy Kurth <andy_ku...@ncsu.edu> wrote:

> Ryan is correct.  The root account is a normal Windows account in the
> Administrators group.  The instructions/scripts do apply to all versions of
> Windows.
>
> You can create the root account via the GUI or run:
> net user root /ADD
> net user root <password>
> net localgroup Administrators root /ADD
>
> Once the account is created, logout and login as root.  Follow the steps on
> this page:
> http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=4589006
>
> I would uninstall Cygwin and reinstall it per the instructions since your
> image had it preinstalled.  I don't think there is an uninstaller.  You can
> just delete C:\cygwin.  Also, it's important to be logged in as root
> whenever Cygwin SSHD is configured so that the permissions and ownership get
> configured correctly.
>
> -Andy
>
> Brian Copcea wrote:
>
>> Hi Ryan-
>>
>> Thanks for writing.  Those scripts should have been run, but I can't say
>> for sure that everything was done (I configured this a while back and
>> thought I had been thorough but obviously wasn't somewhere!).
>>
>> We'll check that definitely, but I think the problems is due to having a
>> pre-installed and pre-configured Cygwin that came with the image we
>> inherited to use, and trying to get the proper users, permissions and ssh
>> configuration set.
>>
>> Sincerely,
>>
>> Brian Copcea
>> IBM WSTI Intern
>>
>> On Fri, April 16, 2010 11:33 am, Ryan Johnson wrote:
>>
>>> I believe the 'root' user in this case is just an administrator account
>>> with
>>> the name root.  I'm not sure if this is applicable to Windows 2003, but
>>> have
>>> you run the scripts provided with the instructions for running Cygwin?
>>>
>>> On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 11:22 AM, Brian Copcea <bccop...@ncsu.edu>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>  Hello Andy, Kiran-
>>>>
>>>> The Watcher account (and some of the others listed I think) was a
>>>> special
>>>> pre-created account on the image we were provided to use for our VCL
>>>> installation - we were given a Windows 2003 image with some baggage and
>>>> random things installed, and that's what we are trying to get working on
>>>> this install.
>>>>
>>>> I thought that I had configured a new "root" user for that Windows image
>>>> and for cygwin and installed the proper scripts into the home space of
>>>> the
>>>> root user of cygwin.  However, I must have missed a step or many steps
>>>> or
>>>> all of them  ;)
>>>>
>>>> Andy, perhaps you could detail the process of creating a new root user
>>>> for
>>>> Windows and getting that root user properly configured in Cygwin?  When
>>>> I
>>>> did it, I used tutorials found on Google and such to help out, but that
>>>> could be what messed things up (I'm still puzzled by other things not
>>>> existing now on the image though).  Maybe you have something from a
>>>> previous e-mail you can cut and paste for us so you don't have to spend
>>>> a
>>>> lot of time typing that out.  And I know you're busy, so if you don't
>>>> have
>>>> time Kiran and I will figure this out ourselves.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for your help!
>>>>
>>>> Sincerely,
>>>>
>>>> Brian Copcea
>>>> IBM WSTI Intern
>>>>
>>>> ---------------------------- Original Message
>>>> ----------------------------
>>>> Subject: Re: Problem with ssh on the vmguest machine
>>>> From:    "Kiran N" <kiran.nellima...@gmail.com>
>>>> Date:    Fri, April 16, 2010 10:09 am
>>>> To:      vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org
>>>>
>>>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>>
>>>> Andy,
>>>> I cant see any folder as VCL under the path C:\cygwin\home\root\
>>>> Are there any extra steps of install which I am missing.I followed this
>>>> link
>>>> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=4589006
>>>> Please suggest!
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>> Kiran
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 8:53 AM, Andy Kurth <andy_ku...@ncsu.edu>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>  This is very odd.  Do you have any idea where the "watcher" name may
>>>>>
>>>> have
>>>>
>>>>> come from?
>>>>>
>>>>> The AutoAdminLogin registry keys are set by autologon_enable.cmd.
>>>>>
>>>> This
>>>> is
>>>>
>>>>> what causes root to automatically be logged on when an image is booted
>>>>>
>>>> for
>>>>
>>>>> the fist time.  Please take a look at the following file on your
>>>>>
>>>> image:
>>>>
>>>>> C:\cygwin\home\root\VCL\Scripts\autologon_enable.cmd
>>>>>
>>>>> What do you see for the following lines?
>>>>> set USERNAME=root
>>>>> set PASSWORD=<should match setting in vcld.conf>
>>>>>
>>>>> -Andy
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Kiran N wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>  Thanks Andy!
>>>>>> I did have to manually start the cygwin SSHD service and I did not
>>>>>>
>>>>> get
>>>> any
>>>>
>>>>> credentials error when I started up. It logged me in as watcher(so
>>>>>>
>>>>> its
>>>>
>>>>> configured to that I guess when vm starts up).
>>>>>> When I checked for root account couldnt find one in /home directory.
>>>>>>
>>>>> Also
>>>>
>>>>> the /etc/passwd files are different when compared between vmhost
>>>>>>
>>>>> win2003
>>>>
>>>>> machine and the new vmguest?(vcl01,which starts up when I make a
>>>>>> reservation).
>>>>>> Below are the list of accounts:
>>>>>> Administrator watcher kaharris maestro sshd cyg_server Guest
>>>>>>
>>>>> mjohnston
>>>>
>>>>> SUPPORT_388945a0
>>>>>>
>>>>>> hope this info helps.. !
>>>>>> Thanks!
>>>>>> kiran
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 9:56 AM, Andy Kurth <andy_ku...@ncsu.edu>
>>>>>>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>  It would be helpful if you could provide some more information.  Did
>>>>>>
>>>>> you
>>>>
>>>>> have to manually start the Cygwin SSHD service while logged in as
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> another
>>>>
>>>>> user?  Did it display a credentials error when you first tried to
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> start
>>>>
>>>>> it?
>>>>>>>  If so, what username is the service configured to use when the VM
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> comes
>>>>
>>>>> up?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Nothing in the code should delete the root account.  It would be
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> helpful
>>>>
>>>>> to
>>>>>>> know what accounts are listed when you run "net user"?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>> Andy
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Kiran N wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>  Hello all,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I have my Windows 2003 image configured with cygwin.There is a root
>>>>>>>> account
>>>>>>>> and a password has been set for that.
>>>>>>>> I even updated the vcld.conf file with the password.
>>>>>>>> When I make a reservation, the vguest(vcl01) machine starts but
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> fails
>>>>
>>>>> when
>>>>>>>> it tries to do an ssh on it..
>>>>>>>> I tried running  /usr/bin/ssh -i /etc/vcl/vcl.key  -l root -p 22 -x
>>>>>>>> vcl01
>>>>>>>> 'uname -s' 2>&1 from command line says Host key authentication
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> failed.
>>>>
>>>>> When I start the cygwin on that vmguest machine, I saw that there
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> is
>>>> no
>>>>
>>>>> root
>>>>>>>> account so I infer thats why the above ssh fails..
>>>>>>>> Do I need to add root account again on every vmguest machine?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Please help!!
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> A part of the log file is below.
>>>>>>>> 2010-04-14 12:41:28|20587|34:34|reload|utils.pm:
>>>>>>>> run_ssh_command(6167)|executing
>>>>>>>> SSH command on vcl01:
>>>>>>>> |20587|34:34|reload| /usr/bin/ssh -i /etc/vcl/vcl.key  -l root -p
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 22
>>>> -x
>>>>
>>>>> vcl01 'uname -s' 2>&1
>>>>>>>> 2010-04-14 12:41:31|22231|vcld:main(165)|lastcheckin time updated
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> for
>>>>
>>>>> management node 1: 2010-04-14 12:41:31
>>>>>>>> 2010-04-14 12:41:36|22231|vcld:main(165)|lastcheckin time updated
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> for
>>>>
>>>>> management node 1: 2010-04-14 12:41:36
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> |20587|34:34|reload| ---- WARNING ----
>>>>>>>> |20587|34:34|reload| 2010-04-14
>>>>>>>> 12:41:36|20587|34:34|reload|utils.pm:run_ssh_command(6239)|attempt
>>>>>>>> 1/3: failed to execute SSH command on vcl01: uname -s, exit status:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 255,
>>>>
>>>>> SSH
>>>>>>>> exits with the exit status of the remote command or with 255 if an
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> error
>>>>
>>>>> occurred, output:
>>>>>>>> |20587|34:34|reload| ssh output (uname -s): Permission denied,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> please
>>>>
>>>>> try
>>>>>>>> again.
>>>>>>>> |20587|34:34|reload| ssh output (uname -s): Permission denied,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> please
>>>>
>>>>> try
>>>>>>>> again.
>>>>>>>> |20587|34:34|reload| ssh output (uname -s): Received disconnect
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> from
>>>>
>>>>> 10.0.0.10: 2: Too many authentication failures for root
>>>>>>>> |20587|34:34|reload| ( 0) utils.pm, notify (line: 727)
>>>>>>>> |20587|34:34|reload| (-1) utils.pm, run_ssh_command (line: 6239)
>>>>>>>> |20587|34:34|reload| (-2) utils.pm, _sshd_status (line: 2745)
>>>>>>>> |20587|34:34|reload| (-3) vmware.pm, load (line: 847)
>>>>>>>> |20587|34:34|reload| (-4) new.pm, reload_image (line: 665)
>>>>>>>> |20587|34:34|reload| (-5) new.pm, process (line: 266)
>>>>>>>> |20587|34:34|reload| (-6) vcld, make_new_child (line: 594)
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>  --
>>>>> Andy Kurth
>>>>> Virtual Computing Lab
>>>>> Office of Information Technology
>>>>> North Carolina State University
>>>>> andy_ku...@ncsu.edu
>>>>> 919.513.4090
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Kiran
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>
> --
> Andy Kurth
> Virtual Computing Lab
> Office of Information Technology
> North Carolina State University
> andy_ku...@ncsu.edu
> 919.513.4090
>



-- 
Thanks,
Kiran

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