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  • Blog Post: Using chown/chgrp from UNIX clients

    Using chown/chgrp from UNIX clients Why it is still owned by 4294967294? Haven’t I mapped root user to Administrator user? Well, you might recall – in Windows world a file or directory can be owned by a user or a group. Since default owner happens to be the Administrators group, you can see this...
  • Blog Post: Configuring User Name Mapping

    Configuring User Name Mapping We can now mount the share on the Linux client and can also create files. Next thing we should do is to configure User Name Mapping and see it in action. So let’s go back to our Windows system. I have created few local users and group on this Windows systems and the...
  • Blog Post: Who's 4294967294?

    Who's 4294967294? Why is /mnt/nfs owned by something like 4294967294 and why is the group set to the same? Why there are no permissions for anyone except the owner on the nfs directory? I am root on the Linux client so why is myfile owned (again) by 4294967294? Well, first of all, remember we have...
  • Blog Post: Mounting NFS share on NFS client

    Mounting NFS share on NFS client Now click on OK twice and come out of the folder properties saving the changes you've made, open a command prompt and run – showmount –e. This should return the exports list for this system and should list the folder you just shared – Next step is to check the...
  • Blog Post: Sharing folders over NFS

    Sharing folders over NFS It’s easy – right click on the folder you to share and go to properties on this folder. You should now be able see a new tab called “ NFS Sharing ”. Here’s how it looks like – Remember that we have not yet set up User Name Mapping so Server for NFS will treat all access...
  • Blog Post: Introduction and installation of Services for NFS on R2

    Introduction and installation of Services for NFS on R2 Following is what makes up Microsoft Services for Network File System under Other Network File and Print Services in your familiar Add/Remove Windows component Wizard – Client for NFS enables Windows clients can access the data shared...
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