[cvsnt] Switch to user failed due to configuration error. Contact your System Administrator

Jaime Eduardo Rodríguez Rodríguez jerr at tragsa.es
Fri Oct 23 08:05:46 BST 2009

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Hi Peter,

The service is running as LocalSytem.

CVS Server "Run as user:" is "client user".

I use with the user that have account in the server:

	set CVSROOT=:pserver:cvsadmin at localhost:/TEST

this user works, because I have SystemAuth=yes

And with a user aliased, is the same:

	set CVSROOT=:pserver:user at localhost:/TEST

this user not work

I create this user with cvs passwd -r cvsadmin -a user

I'm doing the same in a XP machine and it works


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De: peter.crowther3 at googlemail.com [mailto:peter.crowther3 at googlemail.com] En nombre de Peter Crowther
Enviado el: viernes, 23 de octubre de 2009 8:52
Para: Jaime Eduardo Rodríguez Rodríguez
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Asunto: Re: [cvsnt] Switch to user failed due to configuration error. Contact your System Administrator

2009/10/22 Jaime Eduardo Rodríguez Rodríguez <jerr at tragsa.es>:
> I have a cvsnt 2.5.04 server installed on Windows Server 2003.
> If I try to connect with "user" I receive the error: "Switch to user failed due to configuration error.  Contact your System Administrator"
> If I do with "cvsadmin", I connect properly.

What Windows user does the CVSNT server run as?  It should be
LocalSystem - the most frequent cause of the error message above is
someone trying to change that.

If this error still happens when the service is running as
LocalSystem, what is the CVSROOT you're using in each case?

- Peter

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