AD primary group (primarygroupID) being sent by the NFS server in case of Kerberos Authentication instead of gidNumber

With Windows 2012, there are multiple options of mapping users and group for NFS access. This has been discussed on the blog below: http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2012/10/09/nfs-identity-mapping-in-windows-server-2012.aspx We came across the difference in behavior while we use the authentication type as Auth_sys to the authentication type Kerberos. While using Kerberos as authentication type on the NFS share then…

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Mapping Unix account through ADlookup not working

Recently, we had a case where mapping Unix account through ADlookup was not working. Windows 2008 R2 as hosting the NFS share and Windows 2003 R2 was the DC. We performed the steps below:   Populated User’s attribute in AD Configured the Netbios name in the NFS properties page Updated the NFS related drivers Configured NFS…

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Secondary GID not working with ADlookup

Recently we had a case where users from Windows 7, NFS client were unable to access the NFS share. Adlookup was set up properly. And changing the setting to fetch the information from Windows 2003, User name mapping server resolved the issue. Note: We did not change any settings on the Unix NFS server Current…

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Unable to do PCNFS on windows 2008 R2”

Recently we got a case where customer was trying to set up Server for PCNFS on Windows 2008 R2. They were moving from Windows 2003, SFU 3.5 to Windows 2008 R2. Server for PCNFS is no more in Windows 2008. Starting Windows 2003 R2, it was removed. The TechNet article below talks about the same…

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Issue opening files created in Windows EFS directory from UNIX clients over the NFS connection from Windows Server 2008 R2

In recent past, we did have multiple customer reporting issues on files getting corrupted for the below scenario “files created in Windows EFS directory from UNIX clients over the NFS connection”  The environment in questions was Windows 2008 R2 as NFS server and Linux client as NFS client.  With our troubleshooting and research we found…

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Permission Denied while trying accessing the file from UNIX clients

  There was an issue in Windows 2008 R2, where the Unix clients were unable to honor the NTFS style of permission even though the “KeepInheritance” registry key was turned on the NFS server. The NFS server was still using the Unix style of permission. We recently had the hotfix released for this issue: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2485529…

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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…

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