Interoperability with UNIX
There are different ways to implement the components included with Services for UNIX on Windows 2000 Professional. One scenario is to implement Services for UNIX on Windows 2000 Professional–based computers in an environment without Windows 2000 Server. To do this, install and configure the following Services for UNIX components: Username Mapping Server, Client for NFS, and Password Synchronization. Then, install and configure LPR printing on each of the Windows 2000 Professional–based computers. With these components installed on Windows 2000 Professional, you can now be authenticated and access NFS files on UNIX computers, synchronize passwords, and print to a UNIX printer from Windows 2000 Professional. In this scenario, Username Mapping Server depends upon a UNIX NIS server or a UNIX PCNFSD server. Figure 25.8 illustrates this scenario.
Figure 25.8 Scenario I
Another scenario for implementing Services for UNIX on Windows 2000 Professional–based computers is to install and configure Client for NFS, Password Synchronization, and LPR printing on each of the Windows 2000 Professional–based computers. Then, for the ability to migrate UNIX NIS maps into Active Directory, install Server for NIS on Windows 2000 Server (configured as a domain controller). With these components installed on Windows 2000 Professional and Windows 2000 Server, you can authenticate users on your network, grant access to NFS files on UNIX computers, synchronize passwords, and print to a UNIX printer from Windows 2000 Professional. Figure 25.9 illustrates this scenario.
Figure 25.9 Scenario II
For user authentication and mapping in both of the preceding scenarios, you can use either Server for PCNFS or Server for NIS components from Services for UNIX, or PCNFSD server or NIS server on a UNIX computer.
The Services for UNIX components that are used in the preceding scenarios and that you can install on Windows 2000 Professional (Server for PCNFS, Client for NFS, Password Synchronization, and Username Mapping Server) are described in greater detail in the following sections.