Solaris 9 12/03 Release Notes

cron, at, and batch Cannot Schedule Jobs for Locked Accounts (4622431)

In the Solaris 9 12/03 release, locked accounts are treated in the same way as expired or nonexistent accounts. As a result, the cron, at, and batch utilities cannot schedule jobs on locked accounts.

Workaround: To enable locked accounts to accept cron, at, or batch jobs, replace the password field of a locked account (*LK*) with the string NP, for no password.