AJY
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Cannot Logon with Root

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Hello ,

Recently Our ESX sevrers were Compliance checked against

CIS VMware ESX Server 3.x

Benchmark v1.0

There were Many risks found as part of the Check and a remediation plan was given to be followed , which we did the server seems to be working fine except we cannot Logon with root :

While doin putty we are using and intermediatery account to Logon the SU to root , earleir it was working now it says Incorrect Password .

Logging in through root from Console says Login Incorrect ,

Any help to sort & understand this issue would be much Appreciated

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Walfordr
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Did you add user to "Wheel" or "wheel"? The group is case sensitive.

Well, I guess a reboot did something since su is working now.

Attached is a copy of my securetty file.

Here are the contents:

console

vc/1

vc/2

vc/3

vc/4

vc/5

vc/6

vc/7

vc/8

vc/9

vc/10

vc/11

tty1

tty2

tty3

tty4

tty5

tty6

tty7

tty8

tty9

tty10

tty11






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Robert

BSIT, MCP, A+, VCP (VI3)

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AJY
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I added wheel , thanks for the File much appreciated !

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