[cvsnt] pserver not working

Lawson.Reed Reed.Lawson at IGT.com
Thu Jul 17 01:47:33 BST 2003

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I am using Win2003 as well with sspi. very few problems so far.
Just that one about cmd.exe execute permissions I posted a short 
while ago which is resolved. I have only Win32 clients so, sorry
I won't be much help there. I was using pserver for the test server
on Win2000. No problems there and no worries about security because
this is all internal. However, I did see a few things in your initial
email that I could comment on, so read on if you are still interested...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott.Warnick at flyingj.com [mailto:Scott.Warnick at flyingj.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2003 3:07 PM
> To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook
> Subject: [cvsnt] pserver not working
> With SystemAuth=yes in the config file, everything works fine. I can
> checkout, commit, list, etc. from both Windows and Unix 
> clients.  

So, I suggest you use that. :-)
> First, the manual says to use ntserver to set the password 
> for the very
> first user. When I try
>      set cvsroot=:ntserver:<computer name>:/main
> and then
>     cvs passwd -a swarnick
> cvs reports that "the ntserver access method is not installed on this
> system".

You probably did not have the "Named Pipe (ntserver) protocol" check 
box checked when you got to the "Select Componets" install dialog
when you first installed CVSNT.

> It says this even though I check ntserver on the advanced tab of the
> service configuration dialog box.

But it won't work without that "ntserver_protocol.dll" file (not sure
of the name because I did not install it).
> cvs login swarnick
> CVS password:************
> Fatal error, aborting
> cvs [logon aborted] Impersonation failed - configuration 
> error. Contact
> your system administrator.

Ah! While snooping around trying to find my other "cmd.exe" 
problem, I saw a Security "Policy", as they call it, in the Windows
2003 "computer manager" that allows you to disable Impersonation.
Maybe that is disabled on your machine. I know 2003 is pretty
locked down when you first install it.

I don't know if any of this helps. 

Hope you solve the problem(s).
- Reed.

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