Services for UNIX Team - Microsoft

Configuring Kerberos for NFS 4.1 access ( Ubuntu)

This blog talks about configuring Kerberos on Ubuntu for NFS access. NFS is hosted on a 2 node...

Author: rohitban Date: 04/07/2014

Support for SFU 3.5 over Windows 2003

There are many customer who are still using Service for Unix ( SFU 3.5) in their environment and...

Author: rohitban Date: 03/25/2014

Setgid/Setuid does not work against a NFS share hosted on Windows 2012

One of our customer recently reported issue where setgid/setuid was not working against a NFS share...

Author: rohitban Date: 02/27/2014

More about Netgroup over NFS

This article discusses lookup mechanism for netgroups. We have multiple customer coming in with the...

Author: rohitban Date: 01/10/2014

IDMU tools missing from RSAT installation on Windows 8

IDMU tools is not part of the RSAT installation for Windows 8. There is a documentation error on the...

Author: rohitban Date: 10/31/2013

Character translation does not work on Windows 2012 with NFS v4.1

Character translation between Windows to Unix does not working on Windows 2012 with NFS v4.1. For...

Author: rohitban Date: 09/16/2013

SUA-SDK, CSH crashes on Citrix XenApp system

We have got many issues reported for SUA SDK, where the korn/ C shell crashes. While the C shell...

Author: rohitban Date: 09/15/2013

AD primary group (primarygroupID) being sent by the NFS server in case of Kerberos Authentication instead of gidNumber

With Windows 2012, there are multiple options of mapping users and group for NFS access. This has...

Author: rohitban Date: 08/06/2013

Redhat client displays nobody/nobody: Configuring IDMAP.CONF on Redhat to resolve the user/group name in NFS v4.1

Finally we have a good new for the users who are looking to map Redhat users and group with Active...

Author: rohitban Date: 07/25/2013

LDAP calls made from the Unix client query incorrect login shell attribute

Recently while working on an issue where we got an issue where the Users once logged into Linux...

Author: rohitban Date: 07/08/2013

"Server for NFS" service exhibits different behaviour when restarted using different options

While working on a issue recently, we found that there was a difference in behaviour when we restart...

Author: rohitban Date: 07/03/2013

Unix Attribute Tab does not show all the UNIX provisioned groups in Primary Group Name ==>GID drop down.

While working on a issue recently, we found that the Unix attribute tab has a GUI limitation on the...

Author: rohitban Date: 06/30/2013

Unable to start “Server for NIS” service; “An error occurred accessing the Windows Registry. Error: %1”

Recently we go an issue where the “Server for NIS” service was not starting on Windows...

Author: rohitban Date: 05/09/2013

Running nismap.exe with –y parameter creates a map with “.” instead of “_”

“nismap.exe” does not create the map name as expected when using the –y parameter....

Author: rohitban Date: 04/19/2013

RHEL clients displays Anonymous UID and GID in the permission for the files and folder that are shared over NFS v4.1

Consider a scenario where Windows 2012 is hosting shares over NFS v4.1. Adlookup is configured for...

Author: rohitban Date: 03/14/2013

Tips on 'mount options" on NFS version 4.1

Inputs on NFS 4.1 mount: While working on a recent scenario on NFS V4.1, we came across some...

Author: rohitban Date: 03/12/2013

Command line installation of IDMU component in Windows 2012

This article discuss on the steps required to install IDMU component using DISM on WIndows 2012. You...

Author: rohitban Date: 12/11/2012

Server for NFS (Windows 2008 R2) crashes as soon as the Clients mounts the NFS share

Recently we got an issue where the NFS server ( Windows 2008 R2 was hosting the NFS share) use to...

Author: rohitban Date: 11/14/2012

Unable to run the ‘PAX” command in Windows 7, SUA with a ‘–q’ option

Recently we got an case where the customer was looking for assistance to run PAX command in Windows...

Author: rohitban Date: 11/08/2012

How can we control the permission on the files created from Windows NFS client

We do get a lots of issue where the customer reports that “Permission ere not getting...

Author: rohitban Date: 10/30/2012

Can we run SUA command under Windows the task scheduler ?

While working on a cron job issue, one of the customers wanted to know if they can run the SUA...

Author: rohitban Date: 10/25/2012

While working on one of the case, the customer reported that he was unable to access symbolic link...

Author: rohitban Date: 10/10/2012

Fatal error (Error code: 0x80070643): Unable to installadd the NFS role services on Windows 2008 R2 server

Recently we got an issue where the customer was unable to install NFS role services on Windows 2008...

Author: rohitban Date: 08/06/2012

Binding Linux as NIS client and slave to Windows NIS Master

To configure Linux as NIS client to Windows NIS master (Binding Linux as NIS client to Windows 2008...

Author: rohitban Date: 08/03/2012

Issues while upgrading from Windows 2003 to Windows 2008

Recently, we were trying to upgrade WIndows 2003 to WIndows 2008. WHile trying to upgrade, we ran...

Author: rohitban Date: 08/03/2012

Mapping Unix account through ADlookup not working

Recently, we had a case where mapping Unix account through ADlookup was not working. Windows 2008 R2...

Author: rohitban Date: 04/23/2012

PrincipalDomain needs to be changed to enable non admin local users to do RSH on member server

Recently we got an issue reported, where non admin local user were unable to do RSH from member...

Author: rohitban Date: 04/11/2012

WSRM configuration: SUA does not work properly on Multi Processor machines

Recently we got multiple issues where the SUA performance was getting impacted on multi-processor...

Author: rohitban Date: 04/11/2012

Using two way Password Sync - Windows and UNIX

This blog is in continuation of the blog...

Author: rohitban Date: 03/13/2012

Explorer Windows on windows NFS client freezes while access shares hosted on NetApp

Recently we got a case where the explorer window on the Windows NFS client was freezing...

Author: rohitban Date: 02/20/2012

Secondary GID not working with ADlookup

Recently we had a case where users from Windows 7, NFS client were unable to access the NFS share....

Author: rohitban Date: 02/02/2012

File Name Translation revisited

I had discussed on using File Name Translation over NFS here. Some additional information and an...

Author: abhisekbasu Date: 01/26/2012

Restrictchown not working on a Cluster environment

Recently we got a case where the customer was trying to enable the Unix client to change the...

Author: rohitban Date: 01/19/2012

Command recall using the up arrow in Korn shell

The command below can be used on a Korn shell to use the command recall feature using the up arrow...

Author: rohitban Date: 01/13/2012

Concepts on multiple user mapping

We do get a lot of questions on multiple users mapping between Windows and Unix users. I have tried...

Author: rohitban Date: 12/28/2011

Unable to Install SUA SDK on Windows 2008 R2

Recently we got a case where customer reported that he was unable to install the SUA SDk component...

Author: rohitban Date: 12/28/2011

Unable to do a RSH from Windows to Unix using domain account

Recently we got a case where customer was unable to run RSH command from Windows RSH client to an...

Author: rohitban Date: 12/16/2011

Persistent drive mappings do not work with Client for NFS

Persistent drive mappings do not work with Client for NFS After SFU 3.5 was shipped, there have been...

Author: abhisekbasu Date: 12/08/2011

Password changes made from AD are not getting synced to Unix for some users

Recently we got a case where Password changes made for domain users were not getting synced to Unix...

Author: rohitban Date: 11/28/2011

Server for NIS service crashing at the startup

We recently got an issue where the Server for NIS service was crashing at a startup. In the...

Author: rohitban Date: 11/23/2011

Getting Network Error 53 “Network path not found"

Recently we got a case where customer was unable to access NFS share from Windows 2008 R2, Client...

Author: rohitban Date: 11/21/2011

nfsfile command does not run on mounted NFS volume

While working on a recent issue, customer reported that running the nfsfile command against a file...

Author: rohitban Date: 11/17/2011

Issue where the timestamp are removed while copying files from the drive to the NFS shares

The timestamp gets modified to the current system date, while the files are copied from local drive...

Author: rohitban Date: 10/14/2011

Adding NFS resource as a Network location for persistent access

Lot of times, we get request where customer are looking for having a persistent NFS mapping. Well...

Author: rohitban Date: 10/11/2011

Unable to do PCNFS on windows 2008 R2”

Recently we got a case where customer was trying to set up Server for PCNFS on Windows 2008 R2. They...

Author: rohitban Date: 10/10/2011

"net use" command against NFS shares is not supported under wow64

Recently we have a problem with “net use” command on Windows server 2008: We launched a...

Author: abhisekbasu Date: 10/03/2011

Installing SUA components on Windows 8

Recently, after the build conference we installed Windows 8 Developer preview edition here. I was...

Author: abhisekbasu Date: 10/03/2011

Getting error "Network path Not found" after running dir command from Windows NFS client

While working on an access issue on Windows NFS clients, we found out that the ‘dir’...

Author: rohitban Date: 09/21/2011

Getting Red X sign on mounted NFS volume from Windows client

Windows NFS client is known not to handle multiple path NFS shares. The issue is by design and comes...

Author: rohitban Date: 09/20/2011

Issue opening files created in Windows EFS directory from UNIX clients over the NFS connection from Windows Server 2008 R2

In recent past, we did have multiple customer reporting issues on files getting corrupted for the...

Author: rohitban Date: 09/20/2011

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