On the Windows assignment,
Step 3: Update VLC
I receive an "error occurred while checking for updates" message when trying to update VLC inside of the program itself, the system will not give me a score when manually updating the program by uninstalling/reinstalling the new, updated software.
Last step: Fix Permissions
The first time I changed permissions for the file I did it through PowerShell and couldn't receive a score.
The second time going through the assignment I tried a click-through for the permissions on the super_secret_file (manually going to the folder the file is located in, clicking "Properties" on the file, going to security tab etc..), though it's kind of vague what exactly I'm supposed to do. I tried denying full access under the "everyone" group, which is what the event log called for, but I wasn't able to be credited points for that, so I tried allowing full access to "everyone" and still couldn't get points accrued.
On the Linux assignment,
I receive a "Connection Failed
You do not have sufficient permissions to SSH into this instance. You need one of compute.instances.setMetadata, compute.projects.setCommonInstanceMetadata or compute.instances.osLogin (with OsLogin enabled) and iam.serviceAccounts.actAs." message when trying to connect to the VM instance.
I've tried following all of the Coursera Troubleshooting steps to no avail, waiting a day, rebooting, clearing cache/cookies. I'm still unable to connect.
I'm worried that I'll end up having to bite the 60% score on my Windows assignment and the 0% score on the Linux one because I can't even connect to the VM to even try to do it.
Best answer by voomanchu
I was able to connect to the Windows VM with no issues at all and completed that lab. When I tried to connect to the Linux VM, I got that same message:
You do not have sufficient permissions to SSH into this instance. You need one of compute.instances.setMetadata, compute.projects.setCommonInstanceMetadata or compute.instances.osLogin (with OsLogin enabled) and iam.serviceAccounts.actAs."
It's driving me absolutely crazy because i've tried so many times to fix it. I've tried following all of the Coursera Troubleshooting steps, as well. I don't want to get a 0 for this either because I can't even connect to it.
@voomanchu, please let me know if you figured out how to fix it :(
Thank you, my dude.
It's really silly how difficult it is to actually get in touch with Coursera, but when I finally did they told me to talk to Qwiklabs about it because it was something on their end. Seemed odd to make me do the troubleshooting request, but whatever. Just seems like they should care a little bit more about what's going on in the courses THEIR offering, whether or not it's an external tool failing.
Anyways, I got in touch with Qwiklabs customer care and made them aware of the issue via email. It took them 5 days to fix and I had to have Coursera extend my deadline so I wouldn't have to bite the 0% score on the Linux assignment. In my case, I had to use PuTTY and download a .PPK file instead of using the Google Console to connect and do the assignment.
Hope you get it figured out!