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 were moving from Windows 2003, SFU 3.5 to Windows 2008 R2. Server for PCNFS is no more in Windows 2008. Starting Windows 2003 R2, it was removed. The TechNet article below talks about the same…


"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 command prompt from c:\windows\system32\, executed a net use command to NFS share (Unix NFS Share), after a few seconds it resulted in a mapped drive on Windows. On the contrary, when a command prompt was launched from c:\windows\syswow64\ folder,…


Installing SUA components on Windows 8

Recently, after the build conference we installed Windows 8 Developer preview edition here. I was checking different components related NFS, IDMU and SUA. While trying to install SUA components I noticed that it is marked as [DEPRECATED].                           Looks like we are planning…

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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 when the client is mounting an NFS share which is more than 26 characters in length.  Users would be able to access the NFS shares after mounting it to a drive letter but a red X…

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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 below scenario “files created in Windows EFS directory from UNIX clients over the NFS connection”  The environment in questions was Windows 2008 R2 as NFS server and Linux client as NFS client.  With our troubleshooting and research we found…


How to rename an existing Active Directory NIS domain

Renaming a Windows NIS domain name may become essential as default NIS domain that IDMU captures is based on the existing domain name (excluding Top Level Domain name). In case we rename the AD Domain or we have a different NIS domain name already configured in UNIX; removing the existing AD NIS domain and then…


Scripts to populate the memberuid attributes when migrating from SFU 3.5 to RFC 2307 schema

As discussed on my earlier Blog post: http://blogs.technet.com/b/sfu/archive/2011/05/25/scripts-to-populate-the-unix-attributes-when-migrating-from-sfu-3-5-to-rfc-2307-schema.aspx , So after running both the script as dicussed on the above blog, you would be able to populate the User’s unix attribute and Gidnumber for the group. But once you click on the Unix attribute tab for the group, you will not be able to see…


Scripts to populate the UNIX attributes when migrating from SFU 3.5 to RFC 2307 schema

We do get lot of issues where customer has migrated\upgraded from SFU 3.5 to Windows 2003 R2\2008\2008 R2 and is having issues with the Unix attributes of the users. In case you want to uninstall SFU 3.5 from your domain controllers and install the inbuilt components (i.e, Server for NIS, Password Sync) we need to…