[cvsnt] Problem adding users

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at telia.com
Sun Sep 1 20:58:17 BST 2002


It has been reported that the membership of admin or domain admin
groups sometimes do not pass through to CVSNT. There may be case
sensitivity in the spelling of both or only the login name.
Anywy, adding a new file CVSROOT/admin and adding your login to that
file on a single line will probably allow you to be accepted as an
admin. I tested this yetserday on a domain connected CVSNT server and
it worked right away:
First I was not allowed like you even though I am an admin on the
local server. Then I added the admin file and for safety restarted
cvsnt. After this I was allowed to add users...

/Bo

On Fri, 30 Aug 2002 12:19:17 -0700, "Zazueta, Robert"
<RZazueta at academyart.edu> wrote:

>OK, I received a suggestion that said this may have something to do with me
>not having local admin rights, but I have local admin rights. So, still
>stuck on step nine on Win2k. I try to run this command:
>
>	cvs passwd -a AAC/rzazueta
>
>Which is my domain and username. I enter the password stuff as prompted, but
>am still greeted by a message telling me that:
>
>	cvs [server aborted]: Only administrator can add or change another's
>
>Again, I'm an admin on my domain AND the local box. Any ideas?
>
>Thanks!
>
>Rob Z.
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Zazueta, Robert [mailto:RZazueta at academyart.edu]
>Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2002 11:10 AM
>To: 'cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook'
>Subject: [cvsnt] Problem adding users
>
>
>I've installed CVSNT on a box running Win2K with SP3 and followed all ofthe
>steps verbatim through to Step 9. It's here that I'm experiencing a problem.
>I try to add myself tot he passwd list using the ntserver protocol as
>suggested using my local box name (NOT localhost). I've tried to add myself
>using my NT user name using both the normal username and domain/username
>formats. Here's the command I've used:
>
>	c:\ set cvsroot=:ntserver:robsbox:/test
>	c:\ cvs passwd -a domain/rzazueta
>
>Also tried:
>
>	c:\ cvs passwd -a rzazueta
>
>In both cases, after entering a password twice, I get the following response
>from CVS:
>
>	cvs [server aborted]: Only administrator can add or change another's
>password.
>
>Now, I know that I'm an administrator on my machine and to my domain, though
>I believe there may be some restrictions (no idea what they are, but I can't
>run the event viewer on my machine due to "policy restrictions"). I was able
>to checkout CVSROOT and added an admin file there listing my username sans
>domain and checked it back in without hassle. This did not fix the problem.
>
>Any ideas? 
>
>Thanks!
>
>Rob Z.
>
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/Bo
(Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)



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