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RE: empty cron.log, user switching problem on Windows 10 with Microsoft id
- From: "Pierre A Humblet" <Pierre dot Humblet at ieee dot org>
- To: "'Jason Crawford'" <nnd151217cyg at trewt dot us>, <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2015 09:50:51 -0500
- Subject: RE: empty cron.log, user switching problem on Windows 10 with Microsoft id
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Crawford
> Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 2:17 AM
> Hello everyone,
> Thanks for a great offering and all the help you provide. I've
> used cygwin for a few years, but not deeply. cron is one of the tools I
> find very handy. Recently I upgraded to Windows 10 and ran in to
> problems on my Surface Pro 3. I installed cygwin cron (latest cygwin
> 32bit (2.873). Cron is 4.1-63.) and it seemed to work but as soon as I switched
> my laptop to use the Microsoft ID cron as Microsoft suggest,
> cron stopped working, complaining that it can not switch id's. If I do
> a fresh install of Win10, switch to the Microsoft ID, and install cygwin
> and cron, cron won't even work once. And if I do a fresh install of
> Win10 and never switch to the Microsoft id, cygwin cron works fine.
> When it fails, the cronevents log file complains that it can't switch user id's.
> I really don't do much. I just install cygwin with cron, emacs, ssh, inetutils,
> unison, wget. Then I start up a cygwin window as
> administrator. Then cron-config, yes (service),  (blank CYGWIN),
> yes (self), yes (start daemon). Then I create a trivial cron file "*/1
> * * * * date >~/cron_is_running.txt". crontab mycron ... and I
> wait a minute. Then I invoke cronevents.
> I want to try out all the features of that Microsoft touts as coming with use of
> the Microsoft ID, but I don't want to lose cron.
> What do we all suggest that I do next?
Is that only with Cron or also with other services such as passwordless sshd?
Unfortunately I have no Windows 10 nor Microsoft ID to test.
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