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 Kerberos Authentication for Server for NFS

Using Kerberos Authentication for Server for NFS It has always been attributed that the NFS communication is inherently insecure and that’s completely true. There are certain security options but they aren’t enough to protect the data from unauthorized access. Fortunately, the NFS architecture is flexible and it allows you to plug in additional authentication methods. So,…

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SUA SDK for Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2

SUA SDK for Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 The news is not new and you may already be aware that the SUA Utilities and SDK pacakge for Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 is released after a really long time. Just for the convenience, you can download it here – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=dc03485b-629b-49a6-b5ef-18617d1a9804 As I pointed out earlier…

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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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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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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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