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  • Blog Post: More about Netgroup over NFS

    This article discusses lookup mechanism for netgroups. We have multiple customer coming in with the request to restrict the NFS access using Netgroup. Client fencing for NFS is also discussed on the blog http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2012/10/09/how-to-perform-client-fencing.aspx Creating...
  • 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: 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: Adding NFS resource as a Network location for persistent access

    Lot of times, we get request where customer are looking for having a persistent NFS mapping. Well NFS share on Windows clients are not available to all user’s session. One of the recommended option would be to add the NFS resource as a Network location. The steps below describes the same. ...
  • Blog Post: Error running the tar command with 'P' parameter from SUA on Windows 2008 R2

    Recently we got a case where customer was getting error while running the tar command with the P parameter. Customer was getting the error while running the command as a User who is part of the Domain user group. The O/S in question is Windows 2008 R2 x64 bit. On troubleshooting we found that the...
  • Blog Post: Client for NFS on Windows 2008 R2 and Security options

    On Windows 2008 R2; Client for NFS will behave differently depending on the options selected on the Security page of it. Default installation leaves all three options checked. With UNIX systems that can negotiate for Kerberos authentication; selecting Kerb5 and Kerb5i security options will result...
  • Blog Post: Issue opening files created in Windows EFS directory from UNIX clients over the NFS connection from Windows Server 2008 R2

    In recent past, we did have multiple customer reporting issues on files getting corrupted for the below scenario “files created in Windows EFS directory from UNIX clients over the NFS connection” The environment in questions was Windows 2008 R2 as NFS server and Linux client as NFS client...
  • 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: PrincipalDomain needs to be changed to enable non admin local users to do RSH on member server

    Recently we got an issue reported, where non admin local user were unable to do RSH from member server. Below were our observation based on our testing: As per our testing on lab machines, we found that the issue was coming when we were logged in as a non-admin local account The error message...
  • Blog Post: Can we run SUA command under Windows the task scheduler ?

    While working on a cron job issue, one of the customers wanted to know if they can run the SUA command through a task scheduler instead of cron job. Below are few steps which we can run from the korn/C shell on a system which has subsystem for Unix installed along with SUA SDK package. crontab...
  • Blog Post: Getting Network Error 53 “Network path not found"

    Recently we got a case where customer was unable to access NFS share from Windows 2008 R2, Client for NFS. We tried mounting the NFS share using the command below: mount \\Unix Server\ NFS share The error we got after the command was completed was “Network Error 53”. Then to...
  • Blog Post: PAM module does not work properly with UNIX NIS Master and Windows 2008 R2

    Consider this scenario: RHEL is working as a NIS Master server. Windows 2008 R2 box is installed with Password synchronization component. Also, the SSOD module has been configured to run on RHEL. PAM module has been added on the RHEL box as well. BTW, new SSOD for Windows 2008 R2 here : http://www...
  • Blog Post: Migrating Windows 2003 + SFU 3.5 and Server for NIS to Windows 2008 R2

    Most of the domain controllers running on Windows 2003 and serving purpose of Server for NIS for *NIX systems are getting upgraded to Windows 2008 R2 these days. This needs some additional steps to be performed as Services for UNIX 3.5 no longer available on Windows 2008 R2 (as SFU 3.5 does not have...
  • Blog Post: Server for NIS service crashing at the startup

    We recently got an issue where the Server for NIS service was crashing at a startup. In the environment, customer had added W2K8 R2 based DC and installed IDMU in his existing W2K3R2 based IDMU setup. To begin with we tried checking if the numbers of available port are getting exhausted but that was...
  • Blog Post: Unable to Install SUA SDK on Windows 2008 R2

    Recently we got a case where customer reported that he was unable to install the SUA SDk component on Windows 2008 R2. Customers had added the feature “SubSystem for UNIX-based Applications” and then click on the link as displayed on the image below. But this opens the Web page for...
  • Blog Post: Stale NFS file handle : Windows 2008 R2 and Solaris 10

    Recently I faced a scenario where Solaris 10 systems were unable to mount the NFS share from a Windows 2008 R2 system. The mount command was throwing error message as “Stale NFS file handle”. Upon investigation it turned out to be an issue with securehandlelevel. The is registry key has...