IDMU tools missing from RSAT installation on Windows 8

IDMU tools is not part of the RSAT installation for Windows 8. There is a documentation error on the support article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2693643/en-us talks about the presence of IDMU tools under RSAT. However this has been added back on Windows 8.1 and now IDMU is a part of the RSAT tools for Windows 8.1 released though http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39296

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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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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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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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Manually populating information in Unix attribute tab

There are many situations in which one need to manually populate information pertaining to Unix attribute tab.  However we don’t recommend populating this information manually or using any script but just in case if you want to know then following are the attributes needed for users: uid:             Contain the same value as in sAMAccountName….

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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…

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