[cvsnt] Switch to user failed due to configuration error.

nise nisek at softbridge-s.com
Mon Oct 30 01:48:07 GMT 2006

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have u tried using the cmd :
   cvs passwd -r realUser -a localUser

> Hi All,
> I have installed the CVSNT 2.5.03 (Scorpio) Build 2382 on Windows 2003 
> Server Enterprise. Everything works fine until I try to bind a non system 
> password to a user by the command cvs passwd -a <account name>. After this 
> command, I get the following error message (logging command included):
> C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>set 
> cvsroot=:sserver:cvsuser at deepthought:/TEST
> C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>cvs login
> Logging in to :sserver:cvsuser at deepthought:2401:/TEST
> CVS Password:
> Fatal error, aborting.
> cvs [login aborted]: cvsuser: Switch to user failed due to configuration 
> error.
>  Contact your System Administrator.
> Apparently, the system recognizes the password well because I get another 
> error message when I use incorrect password or the user system password 
> (which is different to the CVS password).
> I use neither the active directory service nor a domain server. The CVSNT 
> service runs on LOCAL SYSTEM account. LOCAL SYSTEM is allowed to 
> "impersonate a client after authentication". I tried to run the service as 
> the administrator but it did not help so I put it back to LOCAL SYSTEM.
> Everything (including remote access) works fine when I use the real user 
> system password. But for security reasons, I do not want to use real system 
> passwords for CVS users authentication. Hence, I would like to ask you, 
> whether you could help me with this problem.
> Thank you very much,
> Miloslav Konopik 
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