SUA SDK for Windows 7

The SUA SDK for Windows 7 is taking longer to see the day light. The news is it is going to take some more time before being published publicly. I will again make a post once it is made avaialable.


Using Identity Management for UNIX effectively – Part I

When using Identity Management for UNIX; we change active directory user password; we expect the related UNIX attributes to be changed promptly. There is couple of conditions that needs to be fulfilled. I am going to discuss all these in detail. To start with let’s check the UNIX related attributes that are in use starting…


NIS Server snap-in throws WMI error

When we try to open Server for NIS administration snap-in; a very common issue that is reported is getting an error message like: “A WMI error has occurred. Index was out of range. Must be non-negative and less than the size of the collection”. At a glance this message appears to be confusing. We were…

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Unlocking restricted ports for Windows NFS Client

A very common way to restrict a normal user to pose as root In UNIX world is to restrict certain ports commonly known as “secure ports”. Generally a deamon runs and does port monitoring to ensure any attempt to access such secure ports by a normal user is blocked. The TCP ports 1-1024 are reserved…


Making NFS volumes available to Windows Users

Very frequently we come across requirement to mount a NFS share for users. A very general approach to mount the share as Administrator or to run the mount command wrapped up in a script. This way the mount works properly but the same mounted drive will not be available for all the users. My experience…


I cannot modify UNIX attributes on a group

I cannot modify UNIX attributes on a group   This was an interesting issue where we were not able to modify the POSIX information in a group object in AD using the IdMU UNIX Attributes tab. Any attempts to perform this task would return the following error –   Check your credentials. There could be…


I cannot modify files in SFM / MAC share!

I cannot modify files in SFM / MAC share! SFM / MAC  shares created on Windows systems might show this strange issue; by now you must know the exact settings to look into. In case you still have this issue; read the following. Any new MAC share we create on Windows box; carry an extra…


Windows Vista and Older NFS Servers

Windows Vista and Older NFS Servers Sometime back I came across a problem where the Windows Vista client was not able to mount a NFS version 2 share from a SCO NFS server. At first, it looked like the Vista is using high ports while the server is probably expecting the client to use privileged…