LDAP calls made from the Unix client query incorrect login shell attribute

Recently while working on an issue where we got an issue where the Users once logged into Linux client were getting incorrect login shell. Changing the Login Shell in Active Directory (from Unix Attribute Tab), did not work as the user were still getting default login Unix Shell. For example ==> This is the default view from…

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Unix Attribute Tab does not show all the UNIX provisioned groups in Primary Group Name ==>GID drop down.

While working on a issue recently, we found that the Unix attribute tab has a GUI limitation on the number of groups it can display. Customer came with an issue where they had provisioned about 1500 groups but from ADUC ==> User’s properties ==> Unix attribute tab, all the groups were not listed. For example refer the…

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Unable to start “Server for NIS” service; “An error occurred accessing the Windows Registry. Error: %1”

Recently we go an issue where the “Server for NIS” service was not starting on Windows 2003 R2, x64. The error code as per the vent logs was: Event ID 8194. We referred to the TechNet document http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd316252(v=ws.10).aspx and followed the instruction. But this did not help. We also checked the schema on the DC and…

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Running nismap.exe with –y parameter creates a map with “.” instead of “_”

“nismap.exe” does not create the map name as expected when using the –y parameter.  Below is an example of the attempt to use nismap.exe with –y to create the map named auto_home_svr_test:  C:\temp>nismap.execreate -i 1 -g ” ” -s localhost -f”C:\Windows\IDMU\nis\nis2ad.log” -y auto_home_svr_test Activity =Creating  map = ‘auto.home_svr_test’…   SUCCESS Creating With further research, it…

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Command line installation of IDMU component in Windows 2012

This article discuss on the steps required to install IDMU component using DISM on WIndows 2012. You can find more informaiton on DISM on the Blog. Looking for the GUI based installation through role and features may get complex at times. Hence this blog, discuss on the simple steps through command line to install the IDMU…

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Binding Linux as NIS client and slave to Windows NIS Master

To configure Linux as NIS client to Windows NIS master (Binding Linux as NIS client to Windows 2008 DC, NIS Master) Configuring Linux as NIS client: File that needs to be configure on the Linux side: 1. Edit the # /etc/yp.conf file and put the entry below              domain linuxlab server rhel1.sfu.blr 2. Edit the …

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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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Unable to run the NISMAP command on a DC from a non admin credentials

We had a scenario where the customer was looking for a option to run the nismap command on a DC using non admin credentials to populate entries in the auto_home NIS map. Hence to run the nismap add command we tried delegating full control to the non admin user on the following containers:       Ypserv30…

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Migrating Windows 2003 + SFU 3.5 and Server for NIS to Windows 2008 R2

Most of the domain controllers running on Windows 2003 and serving purpose of Server for NIS for *NIX systems are getting upgraded to Windows 2008 R2 these days. This needs some additional steps to be performed as Services for UNIX 3.5 no longer available on Windows 2008 R2 (as SFU 3.5 does not have any…

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