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windows 2008 connect to a HPUX nfs share

Hello,

I am trying to connect a Windows 2008 server to a NFS share on a HP-UX 11.31 server.

In my /etc/dfs/dfstab file I have the following;
share -F nfs -o access=username:nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn /FileSystem.

In Windows Explorer (on the 2008 server), I try to map a drive to nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn://FileSystem , with no success. I go into connect with a different user name, but it still fails.

Your help would be appreciated.
Thanks Andy
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Re: windows 2008 connect to a HPUX nfs share

Shalom,

Last I checked NFS client is not built into Windows Server 2008.

What is normally needed is a third party product to act as a client for Windows Server.

The Unix Toolkit for Windows, if memory serves only lets Windows act as an NFS server, not a clietn.

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Re: windows 2008 connect to a HPUX nfs share

There is actually a role called Services for Network File System. This allows the Services for Network File System to work.

I know it can act as a server and share out an NFS share, not too sure if it can connect to a UNIX client.

I wasn't too sure if I should attempt to use PCNFS.
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Re: windows 2008 connect to a HPUX nfs share

I dont know about if it is supported.

If you are testing it, I would suggest you to share it for every one (ro=) then check, more than giving permission for perticular host/user


You may configure CIFS server.

Regards,
Sooraj
"UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity" - Dennis Ritchie
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Re: windows 2008 connect to a HPUX nfs share

Well,

Found this out. You can mount a HPUX NFS share to a windows 2008 server, however you mount with the UID not the username.

Thing is, this is looking more like a user based network mount instead of a drive share like I was hoping for. I was hoping to share this drive over the network to my users.
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Re: windows 2008 connect to a HPUX nfs share

> Found this out. [...]

This question seems to be more about the
Windows NFS client than it is about the HP-UX
NFS server, so you might get better answers
sooner in a Windows-related forum than you
will here. (It's certain that _I_ know
nothing.)

> Thing is, this is looking more like a user
> based network mount [...]

> share -F nfs -o access=username:nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn /FileSystem.

Knowing nothing, that looks to me like a
pretty user-related export specification.

What, exactly, would you like to happen?
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Re: windows 2008 connect to a HPUX nfs share

Thx,

I have a NFS share that I want different users at their XP workstations to be able to access.

I was hoping that I could mount the NFS share to a 2008 server that would be accessible to all of the windows XP clients.
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Re: windows 2008 connect to a HPUX nfs share

> I was hoping [...]

Hmmm. I have an innate distrust of a
file-sharing scheme which involves multiple
hops using different protocols, but, knowing
nothing, I can't say that it'd be doomed to
fail. (At least the two Windows parts of it
should work together harmoniously.)

It's not immediately obvious (to me),
however, how the Windows 2008 system will
map Windows user IDs onto HP-UX user IDs, so
I'm not sure how any user-related permission
stuff will map through.

What happens if you ditch the "username:"
part of your "share" command?


On VMS (which also has a non-UNIX-like user
ID scheme) there's an NFS proxy data base
which can be used to map foreign (UNIX-like)
user IDs onto local (VMS) user IDs. If I
knew more than nothing, then I might have
some clue as to whether the Windows 2008
Server NFS software had anything similar.
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Re: windows 2008 connect to a HPUX nfs share

I still know nothing, but some simple Google
searches for keywords like, say:
windows 2008 nfs server
or:
windows 2008 nfs client
lead to some interesting-looking documents at
microsoft.com, such as:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753302(WS.10).aspx

which suggests that there may be some kind of
ID mapping capability.

(Great user feedback on that one, too.)
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Re: windows 2008 connect to a HPUX nfs share

Ok,

This is what I have right now. There is no issue with mounting to a 2008 server. However, I can't connect to the share from my XP workstation to the 2008 server.

For my XP workstations, we bought a NFS Client app that does mount unix NFS shares. I can now see the shares.

However, I need some more help with this;

This is my file structure
/SAN/DIR

Underneath that I have mounted file systems that I need access to. In other words;

/SAN/DIR/FileSystem1
/SAN/DIR/FileSystem2

Once I connect to the /SAN/DIR, I can't traverse the filesystems mentioned above.

In my dfstab, I have the following syntax;

share -F nfs -o ro /SAN/DIR