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Re: Cygwin Cron on Windows 2003 Server Issues
- From: "Anna Goldberg" <kalina813 at hotmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2004 15:24:42 -0500
- Subject: Re: Cygwin Cron on Windows 2003 Server Issues
We tried running cron_diagnose.sh, but that didn't produce any usefull
answers, the output we get is:
Your computer does not appear to have a crontab for <administrator>.
Please generate a crontab for <administrator> using 'crontab -e',
and run this script again.
The version of cron we have is:
# (Cron version -- $Id: crontab.c,v 1.7 2003/04/15 15:13:41 corinna Exp $)
The error that appears in the Event Viewer when trying to run the service
Event Type: Error
Event Source: cron
Event Category: None
Event ID: 0
Time: 2:36:16 PM
User: <Server Name>\service_cron
Computer: <Server Name>
The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( cron ) cannot be found. The
local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message
DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use
the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for
details. The following information is part of the event: cron : PID 2332 :
starting service `cron' failed: execv: 128, Transport endpoint is not
We've created a custom local user account called service_cron and gave it
the following permissions:
and installed the cron service as this user, but we were not able to start
Then we removed the cron service and re-installed it under the Local System
user account, at which time we were able to start the service, but are now
getting the error listed above when the scheduled task(s) is run.
Let me know if any more information is needed.
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