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Re: cygserver won't start (FAQ alert)
On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 13:25:06 -0400 (EDT), Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> David, this is definitely an FAQ, but there is nothing in the FAQ about
> services (other than the "how do I install snapshots" entry). Should we
> add something along the lines:
> Why don't my services work?
> Most Windows services run as the SYSTEM user. If you installed Cygwin
> for "Just Me", the SYSTEM user won't see the mount table. You need to
> re-mount all of your mounts as "system" for services to work.
> We could even include the recipe for remounting as system (e.g., from
> <http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2003-05/msg00487.html>), or tell them to run
> setup.exe again and select "All Users" on the "Install For" screen (and
> use the "Keep" view, so that nothing gets upgraded accidentally).
> Incidentally, being able to use system mounts requires write access to the
> HKLM registry tree. However, installing services also seems to require
> it, so if anyone has problems with services not working (but being
> correctly installed into the registry) should also be able to use system
> mounts. Don't know if this is worth mentioning in the FAQ.
Well, I updated that FAQ. I left out the registry-permission bits
since it seemed superfluous. KISS!
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