Stale NFS file handle : Windows 2008 R2 and Solaris 10

Recently I faced a scenario where Solaris 10 systems were unable to mount the NFS share from a Windows 2008 R2 system. The mount command was throwing error message as “Stale NFS file handle”. Upon investigation it turned out to be an issue with securehandlelevel. The is registry key has been explained in here. Basically,…


Executing Win32 commands in RSH – revisited

In my last post; the execution of Win32 commands through RSH was considered. Although the method discussed works seamlessly, it can be very cumbersome if you already have a script that used to work in *NIX environment and now porting that to the Windows environment. The *NIX style commands are available in different location of…


Executing Win32 commands in RSH

Very often we get requests to setup environment where client will connect to Windows RSH server and the execute Windows commands in single line. In most if these scenarios; customers will report that this setup was working with SFU 3.5 and RSH; and now broken on Windows 2003 R2.   First of all, there is…


Password sync does not work for users while changing password on Solaris 10

Consider this scenario:   1.    Solaris 10 Sparc is working as NIS Master. 2.    We have also, installed the latest SSOD and PAM on the Solaris box. 3.    Windows 2008 R2 is configured with password sync. 4.    User3 exists on Solaris 10 and Windows 2008 R2 systems.   Problem :   When we try to…


PAM module does not work properly with UNIX NIS Master and Windows 2008 R2

Consider this scenario: RHEL is working as a NIS Master server. Windows 2008 R2 box is installed with Password synchronization component. Also, the SSOD module has been configured to run on RHEL. PAM module has been added on the RHEL box as well. BTW, new SSOD for Windows 2008 R2 here : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=31518c70-1673-4be7-9e53-1c8a7d0d2643 When a…


SUA Download links for different operating systems

Recently noticed, that the SUA SDK installation is not going to the desired page to download the SDK. Here is the links; For Windows 2003 R2 : -D3FBD654254C&displaylang=enhttp://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=8B4987E6-D960-49A2-BF52 For Windows Vista and Windows 2008 : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=93ff2201-325e-487f-a398-efde5758c47f&displaylang=en For Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=dc03485b-629b-49a6-b5ef-18617d1a9804&displaylang=en&Hash=WhpoffzhftiTyw12a5Uqv8avgQpgUiuwhHAjQA39gUfCr57V7ROB1oYDyOd%2fgr%2f3%2fNZH39AVi3UDxNSEESoyrg%3d%3d

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Managing Server for NIS properly – Part I

Once we install Server for NIS on a domain controllers managing this service is one on the important task. The Identity Management for UNIX provided couple of useful tools to manage this service. In the c:\windows\idmu\common directory we have the following executables: 1.    nisadmin 2.    nismap 3.    ypcat 4.    ypclear 5.    ypmatch 6.    yppush 7.   …


Installing IDMU on Windows 2008 R2 Server Core

If you are planning to install Identity Management for UNIX after configuring a Windows 2008 R2 Server Core as a Domain Controller; the L news is you cannot install these tools in this scenario. There is no way this can be done. The only way to overcome the is to work around this with a…


TCP and UDP – NFS Perspective

Recently I came across a situation when a specific UNIX client was not able to mount the NFS drive from Windows. Upon checking the permissions and related setting on server and client it was looking clean. My next avenue was to get a network capture and analyze it. I noticed that mount calls were falling…


RSH on Windows – revisited

There are differences between Windows RSH and Interix RSH; I discussed RSH on SUA here. Windows RSH only supports etc/hosts.equiv mechanism, although it is called as  %windir%system32\drivers\etc\.rhosts. It has system wide implication.  It doesn’t support/accept the fully qualified windows name syntax (ie domainName\userName ) in all situations. Windows RSH allow the name in “-l name” option…