Username mapping information is not getting stored

Once we were working on an issue in which username mapping was not working properly.  Whenever we add any advance map entry, it gets disappear once we re-open the MsNFS GUI or run the command mapadmin list -all. Same thing happen while adding the map using command line. Upon troubleshooting, we found that HKLM à…

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Unable to create username mapping

Unable to create username mapping   We got a scenario where an administrator was unable to create username mapping.  He was getting the following error messages in event logs.      Log   Source   Type    ID   Description                     Application  mapsvc  Error  8259 Failed to create simple group maps…

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Disk Space is showing as 0.0 MB for NFS components in Add Remove Windows Component

When you go to Control Panel-Add Remove windows component and select Microsoft Services for NFS to install, you will see the size as 0.0 MB. The actual size for this component is 3.9 mb. This is just an issue on certain builds of Windows XP, Windows 2003/R2 and is caused due to incorrect entries in…

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A file created from UNIX side gets some extra permission

Recently we came across a scenario when a file or folder is created from a UNIX client, then in the NTFS permission we can see the everyone group (even if the NTFS permission does not permit everyone group to be included; neither through inheritable permission nor though any other means)   This happens because of…

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Where are my maps?

Where are my maps?      If you create an advanced username maps and wonder where it is stored then you should look into the following registry key:   HKLMàSystem à CurrentControlSet à Services à Mapsvc à CurrentVersion: AdvancedUserMaps    and AdvancedGroupMaps   These registry keys contain the list of all the advanced maps which are…

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