Support for SFU 3.5 over Windows 2003

There are many customer who are still using Service for Unix ( SFU 3.5) in their environment and looking forward for support from Microsoft on issues which they are facing. Windows 2003  and SFU 3.5 are already out of mainstream support.    http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=3207 ==> Lifecycle support for SFU 3.5 Below link talks about the lifecycle support for Windows 2003:…

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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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Scripts to populate the memberuid attributes when migrating from SFU 3.5 to RFC 2307 schema

As discussed on my earlier Blog post: http://blogs.technet.com/b/sfu/archive/2011/05/25/scripts-to-populate-the-unix-attributes-when-migrating-from-sfu-3-5-to-rfc-2307-schema.aspx , So after running both the script as dicussed on the above blog, you would be able to populate the User’s unix attribute and Gidnumber for the group. But once you click on the Unix attribute tab for the group, you will not be able to see…

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Scripts to populate the UNIX attributes when migrating from SFU 3.5 to RFC 2307 schema

We do get lot of issues where customer has migrated\upgraded from SFU 3.5 to Windows 2003 R2\2008\2008 R2 and is having issues with the Unix attributes of the users. In case you want to uninstall SFU 3.5 from your domain controllers and install the inbuilt components (i.e, Server for NIS, Password Sync) we need to…

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List of Hotfix for SFU 3.5

Please find the list of Hotfix for SFU 3.5.  For Server for NFS: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939767  for Nfssvc.exe/Nfssvr.sys (8.0.2254.19) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933397  for Nfssvr.sys (8.0.2254.20) ( You would first need to install the above patch to update the nfssvc.exe & nfssvr.sys and then this to update the driver for nfssvr.sys)   http://support.microsoft.com/?id=892561 for Nfssvr.sys (8.0.1969.26)   http://support.microsoft.com/?id=946226 for RPCxdr.sys (8.0.1969.61)  …

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Updating SFU 3.5 - Gateway for NFS to the latest possible drivers

Services for UNIX 3.5 is on maintenance mode now and there will be no other update to this (read expect few scenarios). Additionally Gateway for NFS has been removed in Windows 2003 R2 and onwards. I know still a considerable amount of systems uses Gateway for NFS from Services for UNIX 3.5. The best we…

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