SUACommunity.com Closure

SUACommunity.com Closure Last week, I was equally surprised when I received the word that SUACommunity.com is not getting the funds to continue functioning. This portal and Rodney have been the greatest assets SUA have had so far. While I would have loved Rodney continue with this portal and the work he was doing on SUA,…

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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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Synchronizing SFU Attributes with RFC2307 Attributes

Synchronizing SFU Attributes with RFC2307 Attributes In a very short span of time, I received multiple requests for a script that can sync the values from SFU attributes to RFC2307 attributes. This isn’t a new request but it pretty much pointed out that some information is missing and people run in to this situation which…

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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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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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Configuring User Name Mapping – Part 3 (Advanced Mapping)

Configuring User Name Mapping – Part 3 (Advanced Mapping) Simply said – when you map users and groups manually with their UNIX counterparts, it’s called Advanced Mapping. From the last post on User Name Mapping, you may be aware that Simple Mapping automatically creates maps for all users and group who have the same names in…

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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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