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Old 10-21-2004, 04:38 PM   #1
Clubber Lang
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Cool Setting administrator privileges?

I am running into problems with my Cygwin installation on Windows 2000 with regard to having administrator privileges. I believe that some of my other programs (Ex: cron) are not functioning properly due to the fact that my user does not have administrator privileges. Before I say more, here are some return values to some basic commands:

id = uid=500(Administrator) gid=513(None) groups=0(root),513(None),544(Administrators),545(Users)

WhoAmI = Administrator

mkpasswd -l = SYSTEM:*:18:544:,S-1-5-18::
ASPNET:unused_by_nt/2000/xp:1000:513:ASP.NET Machine Account,U-AUTOTEST\ASPNET,S-1-5-21-1935655697-1580436667-854245398-1000:/home/ASPNET:/bin/bash
root:unused_by_nt/2000/xp:1001:513:Cygwin root account,U-AUTOTEST\root,S-1-5-21- 1935655697-1580436667-854245398-1001:/home/root:/bin/bash

mkpasswd -g
Backup Operators:*:551:551:,S-1-5-32-551::
Power Users:*:547:547:,S-1-5-32-547::

Right now when I am using Cygwin I am logged in as "Administrator", although I am not sure if this user has administrator privileges. Do you know how I can verify that the "Administrator" account has administrator privileges, and if it doesn't how can I grant them? I am hoping this is just a rookie mistake of mine....

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Clubber Lang


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