User Name Mapping administration

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2

User Name Mapping associates Windows and UNIX user names for Client for NFS and Server for NFS. This allows users to connect to Network File System (NFS) resources without having to log on to UNIX and Windows systems separately.


Most of the functionality of User Name Mapping has been replaced by Active Directory Lookup. Active Directory Lookup enables Client for NFS and Server for NFS to obtain user identifier (UID) and group identifier (GID) information directly from Active Directory. For information about storing UNIX user data in Active Directory, refer to the accompanying Identity Management for UNIX documentation. For information about enabling Active Directory Lookup, see Specifying how Server for NFS obtains Windows user and group information or Specifying how Client for NFS retrieves UNIX-style identity data.

This section includes the following topics:

Understanding the User Name Mapping component

Starting and Stopping User Name Mapping

Configuring User Name Mapping

Securing access to the User Name Mapping server

Managing maps

Mapping groups