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  • Blog Post: Sco (Unixware cannot access NFS share from windows 2008)

    Recently we got multiple issues, where Unixware client was unable to access NFS share on a Windows 2008 machine. UnixWare client seems broken - it sends V4 GETADDRLIST call and when the server replies, it cannot understand the reply and fails to list or mount the shares. Deleting the registration using...
  • Blog Post: New security features on Windows 2008 R2 effects NFS permissions

    On Windows Server 2008 R2 based cluster, when we add or remove the hosts (using the Permissions button on NFS sharing tab), the changes are not reflected unless we bounce the resources. Because of tighter integration, the NFS shares that we create using Windows Explorer on the clustered disks also show...
  • 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: Windows Vista and Older NFS Servers

    Windows Vista and Older NFS Servers Sometime back I came across a problem where the Windows Vista client was not able to mount a NFS version 2 share from a SCO NFS server. At first, it looked like the Vista is using high ports while the server is probably expecting the client to use privileged ports...
  • Blog Post: Unable to access NFS shares from Windows 2008 NFS client

    We recently got a case where customer was trying to access NFS share hosted on Unix machine from Windows 2008. Issue was isolated to this windows 2008 client only. We tried accessing the share from Windows client with the following options: · Mount command returns Network error ‘5’ · ‘net use...