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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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 buttons...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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 - ...
  • 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: Windows Server 2003 SP2 breaks SFU

    Windows Server 2003 SP2 breaks SFU We have already seen too many people reporting this - Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 installation breaks two functionalities in Services for UNIX 3.5 installations - Interix subsystem and Password Synchronization. The root cause lies with SP2 unintentionally...
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