Managing Client Groups – An Easier Approach

Managing Client Groups – An Easier Approach On UNIX-based NFS servers, it’s much easier to control access to the NFS shares based on host names or IP addresses. You just have to put them in the export file and it’s done. It’s not so difficult in Windows either – you can click on the Permission…

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Using DFS for Centralized Access to Multiple NFS Servers

Using DFS for Centralized Access to Multiple NFS Servers Lately, we have seen customers who are trying to utilize DFS to publish NFS shares from a single DFS server to centralize the access for the clients. This has several benefits. It removes the problem of keeping a note of what NFS server is hosting a…

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Getting AD Lookup to work without UNIX Attributes tab

Getting AD Lookup to work without UNIX Attributes tab The previous post talks about how to get the UNIX Attributes tab to work without installing IdMU components. In this post, I would like to talk about what attributes the NFS components expect to be populated in AD for user and group object before it can…

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Using UNIX Attributes tab without installing IdMU

Using UNIX Attributes tab without installing IdMU Starting with the Windows Server 2003 R2 release, Microsoft has made it clear that the AD Lookup feature would be the preferred direction to go for identity mapping between Windows and *nix when it comes to NFS access – both server and client. AD Lookup uses the information…

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AD Lookup with ADAM/ADLDS

AD Lookup with ADAM/ADLDS With removal of UNM in Vista/W2K8, it became really problematic to map users in non-AD environments to use with Vista/LH NFS Servers and Clients. For client, a workaround was discovered which was essentially a registry tweak and did allow more than user to be able to access the resources. Now, a…

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Removal of technology: Services for Macintosh (SFM)

Removal of technology: Services for Macintosh (SFM) This seems a little strange and SFM is being talked about on this blog. Well, SFM is one of the technologies that we support along with UNIX Interoperability components like NFS, NIS and SUA. Anyways, this is not news and people who have used SFM would have noticed…

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Windows 7 SUA SDK

Windows 7 SUA SDK A lot of people have been enquiring about the Windows 7 SUA SDK. There is a lot of anticipation since Windows 7 has already raised the bar on the other fronts and now people have high expectations for SUA SDK that would be released for Windows 7 SUA. The picture is…

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Can I Set Up User Name Mapping in Windows Vista?

Can I Set Up User Name Mapping in Windows Vista? Unfortunately, no if you don’t have a SFU 3.5 or W2K3 R2 machines on the network that is running User Name Mapping service. This has been a major disappointment with NFS deployments using Windows Vista. However, there is a tiny little good news for you…

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NFS and SUA in Windows 7

NFS and SUA in Windows 7 Finally, the Windows 7 beta is released to the public and we can now experience it ourselves. The PSS people in Microsoft are always excited to try their hands on the latest betas and Windows 7 is not an exception. The first thing that we did, after exploring the…

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