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  • Blog Post: Support for SFU 3.5 over Windows 2003

    There are many customer who are still using Service for Unix ( SFU 3.5) in their environment and looking forward for support from Microsoft on issues which they are facing. Windows 2003 and SFU 3.5 are already out of mainstream support. http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=3207 ==> Lifecycle...
  • Blog Post: LDAP calls made from the Unix client query incorrect login shell attribute

    Recently while working on an issue where we got an issue where the Users once logged into Linux client were getting incorrect login shell. Changing the Login Shell in Active Directory (from Unix Attribute Tab), did not work as the user were still getting default login Unix Shell. For example ==>...
  • Blog Post: Scripts to populate the UNIX attributes when migrating from SFU 3.5 to RFC 2307 schema

    We do get lot of issues where customer has migrated\upgraded from SFU 3.5 to Windows 2003 R2\2008\2008 R2 and is having issues with the Unix attributes of the users. In case you want to uninstall SFU 3.5 from your domain controllers and install the inbuilt components (i.e, Server for NIS, Password Sync...
  • Blog Post: List of Hotfix for SFU 3.5

    Please find the list of Hotfix for SFU 3.5. For Server for NFS: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939767 for Nfssvc.exe/Nfssvr.sys ( 8.0.2254.19) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933397 for Nfssvr.sys ( 8.0.2254.20) ( You would first need to install the above patch to update the nfssvc...
  • Blog Post: Issue where the timestamp are removed while copying files from the drive to the NFS shares

    The timestamp gets modified to the current system date, while the files are copied from local drive to mounted NFS drive. File timestamp could be important for auditing purpose, running backup tools or for other reasons. The effected Windows O/S are: Windows 2003, SFU 3.5 , Client for NFS ...
  • Blog Post: Scripts to populate the memberuid attributes when migrating from SFU 3.5 to RFC 2307 schema

    As discussed on my earlier Blog post: http://blogs.technet.com/b/sfu/archive/2011/05/25/scripts-to-populate-the-unix-attributes-when-migrating-from-sfu-3-5-to-rfc-2307-schema.aspx , So after running both the script as dicussed on the above blog, you would be able to populate the User's unix attribute...
  • Blog Post: Unable to copy “Password Sync” encryption key from Windows 2003, SFU 3.5 to Windows 2008 R2

    Recently, we have a case where the customer was unable to copy the Password Sync encryption key from SFU 3.5 to Windows 2008 R2. The customer was getting the following error while copying the encryption key from Windows 2003, SFU 3.5 to Windows 2008 R2. However, the same key was getting copied to Windows...
  • Blog Post: Updating SFU 3.5 - Gateway for NFS to the latest possible drivers

    Services for UNIX 3.5 is on maintenance mode now and there will be no other update to this (read expect few scenarios). Additionally Gateway for NFS has been removed in Windows 2003 R2 and onwards. I know still a considerable amount of systems uses Gateway for NFS from Services for UNIX 3.5. The best...