Issues with Server for NIS

Recently, we faced couple of issues with Server for NIS. The environment looks like: 2 Windows 2008 R2 as DC and HP UNIX as NIS client.  The issue which the customer was facing was as below:   ·         First issue: Users were unable to login from Unix clients using AD credentials ·         Second issue: Windows DC…


Setting up mailX with MS Exchange in SUA

In case you want to setup sendmail on SUA and use your MS Exchange to actually receive the mail and process it further; these steps will be handy. Downloaded and installed SUA on Windows 2003 R2 system. Configured sendmail.ch with SMARTHOST entry Note: A sample entry will look like: #Smart “relay hosty” DS<ExchangeServer_HostName> We need…


Unable to start “Client for NFS” service on Windows 2003 R2 x64

Recently we got a case where customer was having issue starting Client for NFS service. It was returning an error message “failed to load dependencies”   We checked the “Client for NFS” service properties and found that the dependencies were listed properly.   We also checked the registry settings below for “Client for NFS” and…


Unable to bind the HPUnix clients to Windows 2008 R2 Server

  Recently we had a customer, who was having issue binding the HP UNIX client to Windows 2008 R2 server. We started with installing the patch http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983574 to update the RPC drives. Still we were getting issue. Then we checked the below entries: Under the /etc/rc.config.d/namesvrs file, we confirmed that the entries below were set…


gwshare command notworking for members of Administrators group

In one of the recent issues reported; members of the administrators group were unable to issue gwshare command to mount the UNIX NFS shares on Windows system and re-share it using Gateway for NFS. The exact error message was: Access is denied. ERROR – Failed to open registry – Access is denied. However, the Administrator…


Installing NFS Auth on Windows 2003 R2 from command line

I am finally back here J in this year.   Recently, I have spent some time to find the steps to install NFS Auth on Windows 2003 R2 from command line; thought of sharing it here.   1.    Ensure that the Windows 2003 R2 CD2 media is available in the CD ROM. If you have…


User name mapping not working through ADlookup

Recently we had an issue where User Name Mapping were not working through ADlookup. Initially it looks to be some issue with either the UID\GID not been set properly or some configuration issue. While we were troubleshooting on the issue, we confirm that the correct UID\GID has been populated in the AD. The netbios name…