Client for NFS in Windows 8

Client for NFS in Windows 8 Now that it’s been RTM’ed – it’s time you should know what’s new with NFS components in Windows 8 and I would like to start with Client for NFS. While there are significant changes with respect to Server for NFS component in Windows 8, Client for NFS seems to…

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Proof of Concept: NFS Attributes Editor

Proof of Concept: NFS Attributes Editor We come across a lot of people who have IdMU tools installed even though they don’t use the NIS authentication. This, primarily, happens because they have NFS in their environment and with Windows Vista and later, the only way to get identities mapped is by way of Active Directory…

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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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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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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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Limitation with Active Directory Lookup feature in Microsoft Services for NFS

Limitation with Active Directory Lookup feature in Microsoft Services for NFS The Active Directory Lookup feature that was introduced with Windows Server 2003 R2. This feature greatly simplifies the UNIX identity information management but has its own set of limitation. I thoughy I’ll document them here – 1. If you are using Client for NFS in conjunction…

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Set up Services for Network File System in Windows Server 2008

Set up Services for Network File System in Windows Server 2008 The Microsoft Services for NFS continues to be the part of the operating system in Windows Server 2008 and seems we will see more improvements when Windows Server 2008 R2 is released. In Windows Server 2008, a major change from the Windows Server 2003…

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All (well, almost) about Client for NFS - Configuration and Performance

All (well, almost) about Client for NFS – Configuration and Performance I was looking at the referrals this blog gets and I noticed that a lot of times people look for information on Client for NFS in Services for UNIX, Windows Server 2003 R2 or in Windows Vista and come to this blog, but I…

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