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  • Blog Post: 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 have escaped...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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 new GUI...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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 don't...
  • Blog Post: "Network Error 53", "The data area passed to a system call is too small" or "Unknown Error"

    "Network Error 53", "The data area passed to a system call is too small" or "Unknown Error" Client for NFS included with Windows Server 2003 R2 returns different errors when trying to access NFS shares on UNIX-based NFS servers. The exact error message may depend on your environment - you might get...
  • Blog Post: How User Name Mapping works?

    How User Name Mapping works? User Name Mapping is the core NFS authentication component in Services for UNIX, Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows Vista. It bridges the gap presented by difference in user identification methods used by Windows and UNIX systems. It plays equally important role for Server...
  • Blog Post: UNIX Interoperability and Windows Vista

    UNIX Interoperability and Windows Vista There was SFU 3.5 Interoperability components. It got ported to Windows Server 2003 R2. And now we have similar interop components packaged with Windows Vista too. Windows Vista Ultimate and Enterprise editions include the Client for NFS and Subsystem for UNIX...
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