How can we control the permission on the files created from Windows NFS client

We do get a lots of issue where the customer reports that “Permission ere not getting inherited on the newly created files and folder on the NFS client side”. This scenario is intended for the scenario where Windows is the NFS client (running “client for NFS”) service. Usually the confusion is that the permission on…

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Explorer Windows on windows NFS client freezes while access shares hosted on NetApp

Recently we got a case where the explorer window on the Windows NFS client was freezing intermittently and the unfreezing while it trying to access NFS share. The NFS share was hosted on NetApp filer and hence was a multipath. Initially we thought that it could be an issue with the multipath NFS share, which…

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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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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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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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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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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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Getting Red X sign on mounted NFS volume from Windows client

Windows NFS client is known not to handle multiple path NFS shares. The issue is by design and comes when the client is mounting an NFS share which is more than 26 characters in length.  Users would be able to access the NFS shares after mounting it to a drive letter but a red X…

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