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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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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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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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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