[cvsnt] Cannot change permissions on temporary directory

Eric B. ebenze at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 30 18:50:42 GMT 2007

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I'm really hoping someone out there can help me out with this.  I've scoured 
the archives already, and have found several ppl who have exhibited this 
problem before, but I haven't found a solution that works for me yet.

I am running CVSNT 2.5.03 (build 2151) on a Win2K SP3 machine.

I have recently created a new user (Thomas) in my ADS who I want to give 
access to my CVS tree, but am having trouble succeeding.  If I add Thomas to 
the admin group, he is able to view, checkin, checkout, etc without any 
problems.  As soon as I remove him from the admin group, I get the following 
msg from CVS when doing a checkout -c:
cvs [server aborted]: cannot change permissions on temporary directory 
D:\CVS\Temp/cvs-serv2344: Permission denied

Now, I figured this has something to do with permissions over the 
D:\CVS\Temp directory, but can't figure out what.  Thomas is part of my "CVS 
Users" group which has the following permissions:

D:\:                        List Folder Contents
D:\CVS:                List Folder Contents
D:\CVS\Temp       Full Control

Additionally, the System account has Full Control over the entire drive, and 
the CVS service runs under localsystem account.

If I try to map the d:\cvs\temp directory to my PC using Thomas' login 
credentials, I can view & create new folders at will without any issues.

I'm sure this is something incredibly silly that I am overlooking, but for 
the life of me, I can't seem to figure out the correct permission 
combination required to get CVS to work properly for a non-admin user.  I've 
already stopped and restarted my CVS & Lock service to make sure that they 
weren't hanging somewhere, and still can't seem to get it working.

Any help or suggestions would be tremendously appreciated.

Thanks so much!


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