Configuring User Name Mapping

Configuring User Name Mapping  We can now mount the share on the Linux client and can also create files. Next thing we should do is to configure User Name Mapping and see it in action. So let’s go back to our Windows system. I have created few local users and group on this Windows systems…

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Who’s 4294967294?

Who’s 4294967294?  Why is /mnt/nfs owned by something like 4294967294 and why is the group set to the same? Why there are no permissions for anyone except the owner on the nfs directory?  I am root on the Linux client so why is myfile owned (again) by 4294967294? Well, first of all, remember we have…

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Mounting NFS share on NFS client

Mounting NFS share on NFS client Now click on OK twice and come out of the folder properties saving the changes you’ve made, open a command prompt and run – showmount –e.This should return the exports list for this system and should list the folder you just shared – Next step is to check the…

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Sharing folders over NFS

Sharing folders over NFS  It’s easy – right click on the folder you to share and go to properties on this folder. You should now be able see a new tab called “NFS Sharing”. Here’s how it looks like – Remember that we have not yet set up User Name Mapping so Server for NFS…

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Introduction and installation of Services for NFS on R2

Introduction and installation of Services for NFS on R2 Following is what makes up Microsoft Services for Network File System under Other Network File and Print Services in your familiar Add/Remove Windows component Wizard – Client for NFS enables Windows clients can access the data shared over NFS from the UNIX systems Server for NFS…

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GID on NTFS File System

GID on NTFS File System Can you set group on a file or folder on NTFS file system? – No, ugh… Yes. This question puzzled me for a long time but since it never really made it to my top priorities, I didn’t look up for information on this. I thought of exploring this area…

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Active Directory Lookup? Or, User Name Mapping? Or Both?

Active Directory Lookup? Or, User Name Mapping? Or Both? User Name Mapping in Windows Server 2003 R2 and Services for UNIX allows you map UNIX user and group accounts to their Windows counterparts (both local and domain accounts). This service is used by Server for NFS and Client for NFS (also by Windows Remote Shell Service…

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Services for UNIX vs Windows Server 2003 R2 UNIX Interoperability

Services for UNIX vs Windows Server 2003 R2 UNIX Interoperability Services for UNIX is a software package which helps integrating UNIX systems in your Windows environment. With Services for UNIX 3.5 (which is the latest version of this product line) you get the following components – NFS Connectivity Server for NFS Client for NFS and…

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Welcome to the SFU blog

Welcome to the SFU Blog! I am Ashish, working for the SFU support team at Microsoft. I’ll be talking here about interoperability between Windows and Unix worlds. Mostly using SFU software to achieve interoperability. “Services for UNIX” (in short, SFU) is a collection of components that enable the Windows and UNIX systems talk to each…

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