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Re: ERROR: There was a serious problem creating a privileged user.

On 5/21/2018 11:53 PM, Nuzhna Pomoshch via cygwin wrote:
Trying to configure ssh.

Followed guides found on the internet (pretty much all the same).

The problem comes when the script tries to create the user:

*** Query: Create new privileged user account 'HOST\cyg_server' (Cygwin name 'host+cyg_server')? (yes/no) yes
*** Info: Please enter a password for new user host+cyg_server. Please be sure
*** Info: that this password matches the password rules given on your system.
*** Info: Entering no password will exit the configuration.
*** Query: Please enter the password:
*** Query: Reenter:

*** Info: User 'host+cyg_server' has been created with password 'password'.
*** Info: If you change the password, please remember also to change the
*** Info: password for the installed services which use (or will soon use)
*** Info: the 'host+cyg_server' account.

passwd: unknown user host+cyg_server
*** Warning: Setting password expiry for user 'host+cyg_server' failed!
*** Warning: Please check that password never expires or set it ot your needs.
No user or group 'host+cyg_server known.
*** Warning: Assigning the appropriate privileges to user 'host+cyg_server' failed!
*** ERROR: There was a serious problem creating a privileged user.
*** Query: Do you want ot proceed anyway? (yes/no)

It seems you miss the needed permission.
Has your user admin privilege on the 'host' ?
what system is ?

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