Win XP build-in guest account with Cerberus v3.0.5.1

Home Forums General Report a Bug Win XP build-in guest account with Cerberus v3.0.5.1

  • This topic is empty.
Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 10 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #29904
    Jan
    Participant

    Message: “Unable to enable NT integration”

    Message appears even when guest account is disabled.

    #35364
    imported_Serin
    Participant

    Hello Jan,

    Are you sure that the Windows Domain controller you are authenticating against doesn’t have the Guest account enabled? When you enter a domain, Cerberus checks for a domain Guest account, not against the local computer accounts. If you enter “.”, then the local accounts on the machine running Cerberus are checked for a Guest account.

    Also, is there anything in the Cerberus log file (with TRACE enabled) to give a hint as to why NT integration was denied?

    Thanks,

    #35365
    Jan
    Participant

    Computer is not member of AD-domain but member of Workgroup.

    In Win7 Cerberus can authenticate connections against local computer useraccounts.

    In XP “enabled guest-account message” appears.

    image: http://mxworld.awardspace.us/guest.html

    [2009-09-30 18:25:47]: DEBUG [Server] – Beginning settings upgrade check

    [2009-09-30 18:25:47]: DEBUG [Server] – Settings upgrade check complete

    [2009-09-30 18:25:47]: DEBUG [Server] – Command Thread Started

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: DEBUG [Server] – Verifying license key

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: DEBUG [Server] – TimerThread Started

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: DEBUG [Server] – LoadXML failure: The operation completed successfully.

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: DEBUG [Server] – License key verification complete

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: TRACE [Server] – MachineType of C:Program FilesCerberus LLCCerberus FTP ServerCerberusGUI.exe is = I386 (x86)

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: SYSTEM [Server] – Intel Pentium IV with 1 processor

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: SYSTEM [Server] – Microsoft Windows XP Professional

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: SYSTEM [Server] –

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: SYSTEM [Server] – Cerberus FTP Server 3.0.5 – Professional started on ‘asus’

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: TRACE [Server] – WindowsFirewallAppIsEnabled – Authorized application ‘C:Program FilesCerberus LLCCerberus FTP ServerCerberusGUI.exe’ is enabled in the firewall

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: SYSTEM [Server] – Cerberus added to Windows Firewall Exception list

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: SYSTEM [Server] –

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: DEBUG [Server] – Discovering new interfaces

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: DEBUG [Server] – Loading interface settings from file

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: DEBUG [Server] – Unable to create MSXML 6.0 parser, trying to create 3.0…

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: DEBUG [Server] – Attempting to load interface settings from file ‘C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataCerberus LLCCerberus FTP Serverinterfaces.xml’

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: DEBUG [Server] – File loading succeeded

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: DEBUG [Server] – loadFromDoc – Begining loading

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: DEBUG [Server] – loadFromDoc – loading ‘192.168.5.64’

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: DEBUG [Server] – loadInterface begin

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: DEBUG [Server] – loadInterface after FindNode

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: DEBUG [Server] – loadInterfaceFromNode begin

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: DEBUG [Server] – loadInterfaceFromNode node is valid

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: DEBUG [Server] – loadInterfaceFromNode end

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: DEBUG [Server] – loadInterface end

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: DEBUG [Server] – loadFromDoc – loading ‘127.0.0.1’

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: DEBUG [Server] – loadInterface begin

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: DEBUG [Server] – loadInterface after FindNode

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: DEBUG [Server] – loadInterfaceFromNode begin

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: DEBUG [Server] – loadInterfaceFromNode node is valid

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: DEBUG [Server] – loadInterfaceFromNode end

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: DEBUG [Server] – loadInterface end

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: DEBUG [Server] – loadFromDoc – Loading complete

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: DEBUG [Server] – Interface settings loading complete

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: SYSTEM [Server] – Interface 0 listening at 192.168.5.64 on port 21

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: SYSTEM [Server] –

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: SYSTEM [Server] – Interface 1 listening at 127.0.0.1 on port 21

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: SYSTEM [Server] –

    [2009-09-30 18:25:48]: DEBUG [Server] – Interface discovery complete

    [2009-09-30 18:26:23]: DEBUG [Server] – Discovering new interfaces

    [2009-09-30 18:26:23]: DEBUG [Server] – Loading interface settings from file

    [2009-09-30 18:26:23]: DEBUG [Server] – Attempting to load interface settings from file ‘C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataCerberus LLCCerberus FTP Serverinterfaces.xml’

    [2009-09-30 18:26:23]: DEBUG [Server] – File loading succeeded

    [2009-09-30 18:26:23]: DEBUG [Server] – loadFromDoc – Begining loading

    [2009-09-30 18:26:23]: DEBUG [Server] – loadFromDoc – Loading complete

    [2009-09-30 18:26:23]: DEBUG [Server] – Interface settings loading complete

    [2009-09-30 18:26:23]: DEBUG [Server] – Interface discovery complete

    [2009-09-30 18:26:29]: DEBUG [Server] – TimerThread Terminating

    [2009-09-30 18:26:29]: DEBUG [Server] – Command Thread Terminating

    #35372
    Jan
    Participant

    Problem still exists in Cerberus v3.0.6

    #35366
    imported_Serin
    Participant

    Jan,

    Are you absolutely sure that the Guest account on your local computer is not enabled? Cerberus will only disallow Active Directory authentication if:

    1. The Guest account exists and

    2. The Guest account is not disabled

    I only ask you to double-check because I spent a lot of time looking into this same problem a few weeks ago for another customer only to find that they never actually double-checked their Guest account and it had somehow become enabled. It gave me a chance to review the code for possible bugs and I think the implementation is fairly solid.

    I’ve double-checked on two separate Windows XP computers and NT authentication works as expected.

    #35367
    Jan
    Participant

    Serin wrote:

    2. The Guest account is not disabled

    Serin,

    Off cause you meant: 2. The Guest account is not enabled

    Yes I have double-checked and guest account is disabled.

    see images: http://mxworld.awardspace.us/guest1.html

    #35368
    imported_Serin
    Participant

    No, I really did mean not disabled.

    I didn’t word the previous post particularly well but I said that authentication will only be disallowed if the Guest account it not disabled.

    I should have probably said that authentication is only allowed if the Guest account is disabled. I didn’t word it that way because it isn’t exactly true. By default, Active Directory authentication is allowed. For Active Directory authentication to become disabled there 1.) has to be an account named Guest, and 2.) that account must be enabled (or not disabled). If those two conditions are met, then Active Directory authentication becomes disabled. It’s definitely a little confusing to read but I was just trying to convey how the code actually works. The intent of the code was to err on the side of caution and only disable authentication if the above set of criteria are met.

    I tried looking at the images again yesterday but it looks like they are gone. I just get an empty page when I look.

    #35369
    imported_Serin
    Participant

    Strange, I see the images now if I open with IE, but not in Firefox. The screen flashes with Firefox but no images.

    I do see you have everything configured correctly. I’m going to have to look into this a bit more.

    #35370
    imported_Serin
    Participant

    Jan,

    Check out this post:

    http://www.petri.co.il/disable_the_guest_account_in_windows_xp.htm” class=”bbcode_url”>http://www.petri.co.il/disable_the_guest_account_in_windows_xp.htm

    It looks like turning off the Guest account is a little more involved in Windows XP Home than normal. The Guest account being “off” isn’t the same as disabled.

    #35371
    Jan
    Participant

    Yes, thank you Serin, that solved the problem.

    Very tricky and confusing in Windows XP

    Whether the account is disabled or turned off Windows XP always displays: “Guest account is off”

    When you turn it off, it’s off but not disabled.

    You have to look in ComputerManager to see if the account is turned off or disabled.

Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 10 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
Close Cart

Shopping Cart