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This is working now; though I really don't know why. I though for sure that I had rebooted this server after installing CVSNT but maybe I hadn't and maybe that was the problem. Why does installing CVSNT require rebooting? "Ryan Parlee" <parleer at nospam.nospam> wrote in message news:emijdb$ndr$1 at paris.nodomain.org... > We had two disks go out simultaneously on our RAID-5 CVS server and so we > were forced to recover from tape backup. The restore successfully > recovered all files including NTFS permissions. The OS was on a separate > partition and was unaffected by the disk failures, however, the CVS > services themselves (exe files, etc.) were installed on our Data array and > so we also had to reinstall CVSNT. Since the registry settings were > intact, the newly installed CVSNT remembered it's prior configuration > including repositories, plugins, etc. However, we now receive the > following error when trying to login: > > Logging in to :pserver:ryan at myserver:2401:/cvsroot/test > CVS Password: > Fatal error, aborting. > cvs [login aborted]: cvs: no such user > > > The "ryan" user is correctly specified in the CVSROOT\passwd file. This > was working fine before the disk failure. > I've spent several hours trying to figure this out with no luck. Can > someone please help! > > Thanks, > Ryan > > >