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

Miloslav Konopik pup81 at post.cz
Mon Oct 30 07:40:27 GMT 2006

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Thank you for your answer.

Yes, I have tried this command but the result is the same.

> 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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