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Re: [Condor-users] Writing to HKEY_CURRENT_USER when running jobs on Windows

Hi Ian:

You are correct in that Condor can run under specific accounts; however,
currently, Condor does not load profiles for these accounts.  What this
means is that the HKEY_CURRENT_USER is also not loaded, which is why you're
writes have been failing.

As an alternative to granting full administrative permissions to the Condor
user, you might consider adding a new sub-key to the
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Condor" key (or a place of your choice).  Then,
using regedit (or regedt32 on Win2K/XP--MS seems to have finally integrated
them into one in Vista) set the registry key's access permissions such that
the Condor user can have the access to it you wanted (by right clicking on
it and selecting "Permissions..."--this can also be done remotely and can
also be automated, in case you have more machines that you care to do by
hand).  Finally, you can use the scheduler to remove the data once it is not
needed (via some expire date key, or the like).  


-----Original Message-----
From: condor-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:condor-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ian Chesal
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2007 9:36 AM
To: Condor-Users Mail List
Subject: [Condor-users] Writing to HKEY_CURRENT_USER when running jobs on

I was always under the impression that jobs run under Windows using
specific accounts (we assign specific domain accounts to our jobs) were
able to access their local user registry area and that this area was
tossed by Condor after the job completed.

I've got a job that uses some cygwin commands that need write access to
HKEY_LOCAL_USER. Under Condor they get denied write access to this area.

Without making these accounts admin accounts on every machine in our
pool is there a way to give the jobs what they need and have it cleaned
up by Condor so they can't pollute the registry on our machines?

- Ian

Ian R. Chesal <ichesal@xxxxxxxxxx>
Senior Software Engineer

Altera Corporation
Toronto Technology Center
Tel: (416) 926-8300

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