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One lesson to be learned here is that if you are trying to incorporate an 
existing image into VCL instead of starting from scratch with a fresh install, 
please state that when asking for assistance in getting it to work.

Thanks,
Josh

On Monday April 19, 2010, Kiran N wrote:
> Hello All,
> I am able to make a reservation now on the windows image. The problem was
> with the cygwin configuration.I reinstalled it and it worked fine!
> Just in case this is helpful to anyone what I analyzed was:
> In case there are multiple accounts on your machine , then make sure the
> root account has admin access and install cygwin by logging into as root
> user.
> 
> Thanks again to all for all the help.
> I have few more sysprep installation steps to follow.. I hope I face less
> obstacles hereafter..
> 
> :)
> 
> On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 5:29 PM, Kiran N <kiran.nellima...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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=4589
> >>>>>006 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)|attemp
> >>>>>>>>>t 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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Josh Thompson
Systems Programmer
Advanced Computing | VCL Developer
North Carolina State University

josh_thomp...@ncsu.edu
919-515-5323

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