[cvsnt] how to able a disabled account

Vitali Lovich vlovich+cvsnt at gmail.com
Sun Feb 4 19:17:57 GMT 2007

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I think you've mixed up the command.  The paramater for -r is the real 
user name, -a is the alias.

So, if testuser is the account that works,

cvs passwd -r testuser -a cvsadmin

Will add the user cvsadmin as an alias for the user testuser.

3c wrote:
> Hi,
> I just installed CVSNT 2.5.03 on my WinXP-SP2 PC and have experienced an
> error "usr account disabled"
> It happens when I attempt to log in
> The error message is:
>  C:\Documents and Settings\Baz\Desktop>cvs login
> Logging in to :pserver:testuser at mypc:2401:/ROOT
> CVS Password:
> Fatal error, aborting.
> cvs [login aborted]: cvsadmin: user account disabled
> Prior I set cvsadmin account as:
>    C:\cvsrepos>cvs passwd -r cvsadmin -a testuser
> Adding user testuser at mypc
> New Password:
> Verify Password:
> testuser is the current login account on Windows OS.
> I tried to figure out what was wrong, but I could not fix the problem.
> I've used CVS for many many years at work, but this is my first time to
> install CVS (CVSNT) by myself. I appriciate any help.
> Thank you in advance.
> sam

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