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Re: [Condor-users] User profile for condor-reuse-vm1 in Windows XP

With help from the IT managers in the department, we've managed to link
the problem to the fact that the program (Opera) looks for a registry
key in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software to determine the licensing mechanism
(dongle or network). If no key is found, the program assumes (wrongly)
that a local dongle is being used.

You're running Opera under Condor? I'd be curious to know what for.

We would like to create the necessary key in the registry for use by
condor-reuse-vm1 (the owner of the jobs on the remote machines), but it
seems that Condor doesn't have a user profile (as can be shown by
running a simple batch script which runs "cmd /c set > dump.txt" on the
remote machines)

The only way I know of that user profiles are created is when the user first logs in interactively. Since the condor-reuse-vm1 account doesn't ever get logged in this way, the profile never gets created.

One crazy idea might be to create the keys yourself. If you download pstools.zip from www.sysinternals.com, you'll get a tool called psgetsid. If you run 'psgetsid condor-reuse-vm1', that'll tell you what the account's SID is. For example, on my machine, I'd create a key called:


Then you can put whatever profile-specific registry settings you want under that key.

Sounds like a lot of work, but you could probably automate it somehow.

Good Luck,