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  • 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: 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: 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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...
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