Concepts on multiple user mapping

We do get a lot of questions on multiple users mapping between Windows and Unix users. I have tried to list the questions and the answers for them through this blog: How does multiple user name mapping works <Answer> We can map a Windows-based account only to a single UNIX-based account, buta single Unix based…

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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 on Windows 2008 R2. Customers had added the feature “SubSystem for UNIX-based Applications” and then click on the link as displayed on the image below.   But this opens the Web page for the download utility for…

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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 AIX RSH server. The error message was “Permission denied”. For RSH client, there is not much of setting that needs to be done on the Windows side. SUA SDK was installed. Also checked the inetd.conf file…

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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 a lot of changes in Windows networking client stack. Some of these changes affected the way persistent drive mappings for NFS shares are handled in Windows and as a result, it doesn’t work anymore. Fortunately, there a…

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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 NIS clients. The issue was only happening for couple of users and rests all users’ password changes were synced correctly. To begin with we checked the configuration made on the Windows and UNIX side as per the…

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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 environment, customer had added W2K8 R2 based DC and installed IDMU in his existing W2K3R2 based IDMU setup. To begin with we tried checking if the numbers of available port are getting exhausted but that was not…

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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 for NFS. We tried mounting the NFS share using the command below: mount \\Unix Server\ NFS share The error we got after the command was completed was “Network Error 53”. Then to test the access, we tried…

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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 on a mounted drive returns the error below. This was tested on Windows 2008 R2, running client for NFS.     So on the customer’s environment, once the NFS share was mounted on the Windows, they tried running the nfsfile command…

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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 NFS share on Windows clients are not available to all user’s session. One of the recommended option would be to add the NFS resource as a Network location. The steps below describes the same.   1. Right click…

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