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Windows Unified Data Storage Server 2003 Configuration

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2

The content in this section applies only to Microsoft® Windows® Unified Data Storage Server 2003 operating system. It is recommended that you follow these configuration steps. (The steps described in the “Windows Server 2003 R2 Configuration” section are also valid for Windows Unified Data Storage Server 2003.)

Configuration

In Windows Unified Data Storage Server 2003, the initial configuration for Microsoft Services for Network File System (NFS) can be completed by using the Microsoft Services for NFS Configuration Guide (shown in Figure 5). This guide includes the Identity Mapping Setup Wizard.

After completing the initial configuration, use the:

  • Microsoft Services for NFS console for ongoing maintenance and administration.

  • NFSADMIN.EXE command-line tool for advanced tasks.

To configure Microsoft Services for NFS, follow these steps:

1. In the Initial Configuration Tasks window (shown in Figure 4), select Configure Microsoft Services for Network File System (NFS).

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Figure 4   Initial Configuration Tasks window

2. The Microsoft Services for NFS Configuration Guide opens. This guide will help you configure your server to share files with UNIX-based computers by using Microsoft Services for NFS (shown in Figure 5).

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Figure 5   Microsoft Services for NFS Configuration Guide

3. In the right pane, click the Identity Mapping Wizard button.

4. Active Directory Domain Services and User Name Mapping (UNM) are available for identity mapping. Select Retrieve identity mappings from Active Directory (recommended), Retrieve identity mappings from User Name Mapping, or both, and then click Next.

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Figure 6   Identity Mapping Wizard

5. Depending on which option you selected in Step 4, different steps are required.

For Active Directory Domain Services:

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Administrators must ensure that Active Directory Domain Services contains UNIX-style identity data.

  1. In the Active Directory Domain Services window of the Identity Mapping Setup Wizard (shown in Figure 7), type the path to the Active Directory Domain Services or other compatible directory service that you want to use.

  2. Click Next to review your settings (shown in Figure 8).

  3. Select Configure, and then select Close to finalize your Active Directory Domain Services mapping setup.

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Figure 7   Active Directory Domain Services

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Figure 8   Review settings and configure identity mapping

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Figure 9   Confirmation

For User Name Mapping:

  1. In the User Name Mapping Server window of the Identity Mapping Setup Wizard, type the path to the User Name Mapping host (can be set to localhost).

  2. Click Next to review your settings (shown in Figure 11).

  3. Select Configure, and then select Close to finalize your User Name Mapping setup.

  4. The Confirmation window (shown in Figure 12) confirms the selected settings.

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Figure 10   Identity Mapping Setup Wizard

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Figure 11   Review settings and configure identity mapping

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Figure 12   Confirmation screen

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If you are using a remote User Name Mapping server, you must ensure that the remote UNM server is configured. If a local UNM server is used, extra configuration steps are required, including: Configure Password and Group Files, Create Simple Maps, Create Advanced User Maps, and Create Advanced Group Maps.

6. To establish a shared resource, you may have to launch the Microsoft Services for NFS Configuration Guide. In the Initial Configuration Tasks window (shown in Figure 4), click Configure Microsoft Services for Network File System (NFS). Select Use NFS to Share Folders, and then select Provision a Shared Folder Wizard.

1. To specify the folder that you want to share, click Browse, and then choose an existing folder with the appropriate characteristics and space. If one does not exist, select Provision Storage and create one.

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Figure 13   Provision a Shared Folder Wizard

2. Establish the NTFS permissions desired for the shared resource, and then click Next.

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Ensure that the NTFS permissions match the intended use of the shared resource.

7. To create an NFS shared resource, enter in the name of the shared resource in the Share name field. The path will populate automatically. Click Next.Specify permissions for NFS-based access to the shared resource folder, and then click Next.

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Figure 14   Provision a Shared Folder Wizard

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The level of restriction placed on the shared resource will determine the access available to users or groups.

8. Optionally, a quota policy can be specified to limit the maximum size of the shared resource folder. To apply a quota to the shared resource, select Apply quota, and then select either Create quota on path or Auto apply template to create quotas on existing and new subfolders. Satisfy the quota's need by selecting a quota template, and then click Next.

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Figure 15   Quota policy configuration

9. File screens are used to control the types of files that the folder can contain. To apply a file screen, select Apply file screen, and then select the template to satisfy the the needs of the shared resource. Click Next.

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Figure 16   File screening configuration

10. Review the options that you selected in the previous steps. To provision the shared resource with the listed settings, click Create. To make any changes, click Previous or select the appropriate page in the orientation pane.

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Figure 17   Review settings and create shared resource

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When the initial configuration is complete, tasks may be accomplished by repeating the previous steps (or by following the steps listed in the “Windows Server 2003 R2 Configuration” section).

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