Configuring User Name Mapping – Part 2 (Simple Mapping)

Configuring User Name Mapping – Part 2 (Simple Mapping) Continuing the discussion from Configuring User Name Mapping – Part 1 –  I will explain how to get Simple Mappings done in this post. To rephrase, User Name Mapping (UNM) bridges the gap between the different user identification used in Windows and UNIX worlds. It’s SID which…

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SFU hot fixes in email

SFU hot fixes in email Like any other Microsoft hot fix, you can also receive SFU hot fixes in your inbox – http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=6294451 All you need is the KB article number which describes the fix you need. While we are talking about it, the following is also important to note – “Hotfix Information A Hotfix is a…

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Update: Windows Server 2003 SP2 breaks SFU

This post discussed about a problem with SFU 3.5 Interix and Password Synchronization components which break when you install Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2. It also lists steps to fix it manually using files from another hot fix. Microsoft has released a new hot fix – KB936529 – which fixes this issue and removes…

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Configuring User Name Mapping – Part 1

Configuring User Name Mapping – Part 1 On this page, I have put some information about how you can configure User Name Mapping. It doesn’t have the complete step-by-step kind of touch to it since that article was all about getting Server for NFS to work. To do justice to User Name Mapping, I am…

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How User Name Mapping works?

How User Name Mapping works? User Name Mapping is the core NFS authentication component in Services for UNIX, Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows Vista. It bridges the gap presented by difference in user identification methods used by Windows and UNIX systems. It plays equally important role for Server for NFS and Client for NFS…

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UNIX Interoperability and Windows Vista

UNIX Interoperability and Windows Vista There was SFU 3.5 Interoperability components. It got ported to Windows Server 2003 R2. And now we have similar interop components packaged with Windows Vista too. Windows Vista Ultimate and Enterprise editions include the Client for NFS and Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA). These Vista editions are targeted towards power users and…

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Windows Server 2003 SP2 breaks SFU

Windows Server 2003 SP2 breaks SFU We have already seen too many people reporting this – Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 installation breaks two functionalities in Services for UNIX 3.5 installations – Interix subsystem and Password Synchronization. The root cause lies with SP2 unintentionally replacing the SFU 3.5 Interix binaries and Password Synchronization binaries with…

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Set up Server for NFS in Windows Server 2003 R2

Set up Server for NFS in Windows Server 2003 R2 In this post, I will talk about configuring Microsoft Services for Network File System, mainly Server for NFS and User Name Mapping, in Windows Server 2003 R2. You can follow the same steps for Services for UNIX (SFU) 3.5 except only a few of them…

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Using chown/chgrp from UNIX clients

Using chown/chgrp from UNIX clients Why it is still owned by 4294967294? Haven’t I mapped root user to Administrator user? Well, you might recall – in Windows world a file or directory can be owned by a user or a group. Since default owner happens to be the Administrators group, you can see this mount…

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