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Pathworks V6.1 with Windows 2003

I am trying to join the Pathworks Advanced Server to my Windows 2003 domain as a member server. I initially perform the configuration and supply the administrator/password so that the computer object will be created within the domain. This however does not work. I get a validation error. Therefore, I create the computer object in the domain and continue the configuration. The advanced server appears to join the domain. I say appears, because the computer object properties are updated, I can see the computer in the browse list, and I can map a OVMS drive. I do not believe things are working properly though. From the Admin utility, I cannot logon to any of the domain accounts. It seems to me like domain account information is not propagating to the advanced server. Has anyone experienced anything similar to the above. Any help is appreciated.

Rich Wingate
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Robert Atkinson
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Re: Pathworks V6.1 with Windows 2003

Richard, not sure about your specific problem, but I do remember reading that only Advanced Server 7.4 is certified to work with Windows 2003.

Rob.
Karl Rohwedder
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Re: Pathworks V6.1 with Windows 2003

Rich,

not sure if you are running an VAX or Alpha (you tell about Pathworks and Advanced Server). If on an Alpha, pls. upgrade to AdvancedServer V7.3A-Eco4, the licenses are the same not sure,
if Pathworks is supported with W2003.

regards Kalle
Doug Phillips
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Re: Pathworks V6.1 with Windows 2003

Rich,

The SAM doesn't propogate to a member server. With admin, you log into the domain and are validated by a DC.

Is your W2K3 password possibly longer than the 14 character max allowed by Pathworks?

-Doug

Re: Pathworks V6.1 with Windows 2003

In resonse to Rob and Karl,

I have come across a couple references that state that PW61 is not officially certified with 2003 but that people have made it work. Unfortunately, I have not found any details. The SPD indicates that it will work with 2003, but the release notes never mention 2003. For right now, I am pretty much stuck with the software and licenses that I have, therefore no upgrades at this time.

I am running Alpha v7.1-2 in a cluster.

In response to Doug,

My validation failure occurs when I try to log onto the domain (from pathworks side). I found that I can use active directory to set up a share on the pathworks computer but then I cannot add users or groups to it. 2003 responds with a message that it cannot determine if the computer is joined to the domain.

My password is less than 14 characters.

Thanks Rich
Ian Miller.
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Re: Pathworks V6.1 with Windows 2003

to make PW6 work with W2003 you make the Windows system use the older style authentication method.
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Re: Pathworks V6.1 with Windows 2003

Ian,

Do you know how I need to go about this? I thought this should be working by default. As of yet, I haven't found anything useful on the internet.

Rich
Doug Phillips
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Re: Pathworks V6.1 with Windows 2003

Rich,

As I recall, you have to run REGEDIT32 and change the data of value
EnablePlainTextPassword to 1. Naturally, back up the registry before you do this;-)

I think it's in the H_KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\... key path in a couple of places so you can use ->Find to locate it. Please don't change the registry until you're sure this is what you need to do.

You might want to google for that key value, and check MSKB, too.

I am hoping maybe one of the HP guys will jump in.

-Doug
Antoniov.
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Re: Pathworks V6.1 with Windows 2003

Rich,
The mainly trouble of pw and win2k/2k3/xp is login process. PW uses NT3/NT4 style while win 2k3 uses crypted password.
I don't know exact path in win2k3 so I can just give you some clue.
You have to open Control Panel, Administration tools, protection criteria and change enable server uncrypted password.

Antonio Vigliotti
Antonio Maria Vigliotti
Doug Phillips
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Re: Pathworks V6.1 with Windows 2003

Yes, you could check to see if the LAN Man. auth. level has been changed from the default:

Local Security Policy -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> Network Security: LAN Manager authentication level:

The default is LM & NTLM.

Re: Pathworks V6.1 with Windows 2003

To everyone,

Thanks. I have it in the domain now. It boiled down to certain policies. I will document and post details tomorrow for future reference. Going home now.

Rich

Re: Pathworks V6.1 with Windows 2003

A little background to start. I have a native Windows 2003 domain. Policies for the most part were set during the creation of this domain. Although I have Windows NT 4.0 workstations in the domain, they all have the active directory client extension patch. Therefore, authentication has not been a problem until I tried to bring the pathworks server into the domain. I found several different things that I could try. I will list these things with a little discussion.

1. Add "Everyone" groupt to the built-in "Pre-windows 2000 compatible access". I tried it. In the end it made no difference.

2. Group Policies:

Domain member: Digitally encrypt or sign secure channel data (always) - Enabled. I tried disabling, made no difference.

Microsoft network client: Digitally sign communications (always) - Enabled. I tried disabling, made no difference.

Microsoft network client: Send unencrypted password to third-party SMB servers - Disabled. I tried enabling, made no difference.

Microsoft network server: Digitally sign communications (always) - Disabled. This was the one. Disabling this allowed pathworks to authenticate in my domain.

Network access: Do not allow anonymous enumeration of SAM accounts - Disabled. Without this disabled, the pathworks server could not find the domain controller.

Network access: Do not allow anonymous enumeration of SAM accounts and shares - Disabled. Without this disabled, the pathworks server could not find the domain controller.

Network access: Let Everyone permissions apply to anonymous users - Disabled. This did not need to be enabled.

Network security: LAN Manager authentication level - Send NTLM resonse only. I tried setting to LM and NTLM, made no difference.

3. Useful research material:

MIT IS&T: Windows Server Platforms: Athentication and Security

KB 281648 Error Message: The Account is not Authorized to Login from This Station

KB 289655 HOW TO: Enable Null Session Shares on a Windows 2000-Based Computer

OpenVMS Technical Journal - Advanced Server for OpenVMS

Wizard - PATHWORKS COMERR domain name resolution

Wizard - PATHWORKS and Windows Server 2003

I hope this information will be useful to someone else.

Re: Pathworks V6.1 with Windows 2003

Problem solved