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openSSH/sshd setup Windows 7: Insufficient user privileges

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Hey,

I have a new install of Windows 7. I've installed cygwin with openssh...but when I run the ssh-host-config it tells me it needs to create a privileged account to start/stop services.

When ittires, it fails saying "Windows error 5" Account has insufficient privileges. I'm using a windows administrator account.

What do I need to do?

Thanks!
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Do you have UAC turned on? You can try turning it off, run ssh-host-config and then turn it back on. Or you can right-click and run ssh-host-config and run as Administrator. You can turn off UAC (User Access Control) by going to the control panel, select User Accounts, then "Change User Account Control settings"
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So obvious and yet so elusive ;-)  

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction! Everything's functioning as hoped!
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