[ntp:questions] NTP aaccount password

mgy1912 at cox.net mgy1912 at cox.net
Fri May 30 05:22:04 UTC 2014


On Wednesday, May 28, 2014 8:17:24 PM UTC-7, Danny Mayer wrote:
> On 5/28/2014 6:00 PM, E-Mail Sent to this address will be added to the
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> BlackLists wrote:
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> > On 5/28/2014 1:47 PM, garrettbrian1960 at gmail.com wrote:
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> >> I have been trying to install the Meinberg NTP build
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> >>   for Windows and the install is going through,
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> >>   yet NTP won't start because the client is saying
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> >>   the password is wrong.
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> >>  I did have NTP on there years ago but I uninstalled it,
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> >>   but apparently the password is still in there
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> >>   and I don't remember what it was.
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> >>  Where does Meinberg's NTP client store its password?
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> >>  I would imagine it's a registry key but I have no idea where to look.
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> > 
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> > Its a hidden windows user,
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> >  just make the ntp user visible,
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> > 
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> No, it's just a windows account. You don't say what version of Windows
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> you are running so it's hard to advise on how to find it. I don't know
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> how Meinberg's installer works so I don't know if it uses a fixed
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> account name.
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> >   {Search the registry for SpecialAccounts,
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> >     remove it from the UserList,
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> >     it won't be hidden anymore}
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> > 
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> Huh? You cannot normally search the Registry for SAM accounts.
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> 
> >  Delete the account, and Reinstall Meinberg?
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> > 
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> There are two parts to this. First is the account, which if Meinberg's
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> installer is doing it correctly will be a restricted account with just a
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> few privileges, and will not be a member of the Users group. The second
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> part is that ntpd runs as a windows service and you need to have the
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> password to the account running the service the same as the windows
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> account. Having different passwords in the two places will cause the
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> windows sevice to fail to start.
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> Danny

Yes, this is the problem I am experiencing.  Trouble is, I cannot find that account.  I am looking in the registry for such restricted accounts but I have no idea where to look.

Brian



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