[cvsnt] Cannot change permissions on temporary directory

Flávio Etrusco flavio.etrusco at gmail.com
Tue Oct 30 20:21:11 GMT 2007

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The permissions seem ok, can you confirm "inherit permissions" is enabled in
your "D:\CVS\Temp" folder?
Do you have any anti-virus running on this machine? Or MS Indexing Service?


On 10/30/07, Eric B. <ebenze at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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!
> Eric
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