running wintest issues

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Wed Oct 5 01:56:02 MDT 2011

On Wed, 2011-10-05 at 17:49 +1100, tridge at wrote:
> Hi Sean,
>  > It appears to just hang, waiting for something to happen. I'll do 
>  > another run today to get more details.
> you may want to look in the c:\windows\debug directory and see if
> dcpromo gives any useful output there
>  > I'm wondering if long term it would make more sense to put a little 
>  > python xml-rpc daemon in the windows guests to send the command stream 
>  > in, instead of using the telnet / expect interface. 
> I quite like the telnet approach, because it works on all windows
> versions without having to worry about additional packages. We were
> trying to keep the windows install very simple, and I think it's
> better that we keep that simplicity if possible.

The key word here is 'works'.  It certainly is the most sensitive/flaky
part of wintest, and the more we can do to get that step automated (can
use other tools to get administrator into the right groups and telnet
started before we start telnet?) the better off we will be. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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