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  • Blog Post: Mapping Unix account through ADlookup not working

    Recently, we had a case where mapping Unix account through ADlookup was not working. Windows 2008 R2 as hosting the NFS share and Windows 2003 R2 was the DC. We performed the steps below: Populated User’s attribute in AD Configured the Netbios name in the NFS properties page Updated...
  • Blog Post: Important Tips on NFS (Part 3)

    Why we are unable to do a p ersistent mount across logons? Even using the command below to mount NFS share does not work: Ø net use W: \\Server\Sharename /persistent:yes This behavior is by design and due to security enhancement in Windows. NFS mounted drive letters are session specific...
  • Blog Post: Important Tips on NFS (Part 1)

    How can we map users in Windows 2008? In windows 2008\2008 R2, we have the following options: 1. Fetching maps from a windows 2003\2003 R2 mapping server 2. Using Adlookup for mapping domain accounts 3. Using ADLDS for local accounts Why the mapping information is not getting saved...
  • Blog Post: Replacing everyone group through Registry – NFS

    We recently had a query, where customer was trying to configure the following registry key so that the NTFS permission for the files which are created from Unix client on a NFS share changes from Everyone group to any group as specified in the below registry. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Important Tips on NFS (Part 2)

    Why I am unable to change ownership from Windows clients? This is due to the default Unix style behavior. In Unix side only root can delete files which he is not the owner. Hence from Windows clients even if the user has full permission (i.e. if the file has the permission 777 from Unix), still...