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Greetings. Thanks a lot for sending the links to your instructions. They are a little out of date, but helped a lot! Most excellent. I uninstalled and reinstalled CVSNT according to your instructions. Here's where I ran into a problem.. set cvsroot=:sspi:<computername>:/TEST cvs passwd -a <account name> Mine looked like this: set cvsroot=:sspi:CVS:/test - this seemed to work. cvs passwd -a remote1 - gave me the following error message: cvs passwd: CVSROOT "sspi:CVS/test" must be an absolute pathname CVS [passwd aborted]: Bad CVSROOT. I am not on a domain. I have a user account named remote1 on the machine. Any suggestions most appreciated. On Wed, 25 Mar 2009 12:41:14 -0400 (EDT), "Mike Kay" <mikekay at channelk.ca> wrote: >Greetings. I think I am getting somewhere - but I'm not sure. > >Here is I hope to accomplish. > >I have coders located in remote locations. They need to be able to connect >up the the CVS server, check in code, check out code, and most importantly >merge code. I then backup the code from the CVS server. > >My setup: >I have a CVS server set up behind a firewall. This server is a win 2003 box. >I have CVSNT installed on this box and a repository defined. In this >directory is code that has been FTPd there. >I believe I have the ports opened on both the firewall and the CVS server. >I KNOW the CVS server port is opened. Double checking the firewall. > >So I'm trying to log in using WinCVS. Just login. I go to Admin - login. >I click the button ... CVSROOT is selected. >The next dialog box opens up and I have numerous options. Here is how I'm >setup: >Protocol - sspi >Username/password - I have checked to make sure that the username is >valid, the password is valid, and the user has rights to the root dir of >the CVS. On the CVSNT machine under the Server Settings Tab I have the Run >as user set to the same user as I am trying to log on as. >Hostname: I am not sure what to put here. If I enter the public IP that I >believe I should be using, then I get the following error message:CVS >exited normally with code 0. > >So I tried adding a new repository under the remote dropdown. I added all >the same information for a remote repository. I get the following error >message:Protocol error: Root request missing. > >I have tried reading the documentation - it is not oriented to Windows >users well. I am UNDER the gun by my bosses to get this working. > >Any help - suggestions,links, or advice would be MORE than appreciated. > >If you need any more information, please let me know. > >Thank you! > Even though it is a bit outdated now, I believe that the parts after setting up the server in my installation tips might help: http://web.telia.com/~u86216177/InstallCVSNT25.html for example starting right here: http://web.telia.com/~u86216177/InstallCVSNT25.html#ConfigureServer -- /Bo (Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden) _______________________________________________ The highest achievement possible is compassion.