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Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up Server for NIS

Updated: August 22, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2

Server for NIS enables a Microsoft Windows–based Active Directory domain controller to administer UNIX Network Information Service (NIS) networks. This guide describes the tasks you must perform to install and configure Server for NIS on your network.

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Requirements for Installing Server for NIS

You can install Server for NIS on the following Windows Server operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2003

  • Windows Server 2003 R2

  • Windows 2000 Server

Server for NIS is not available for installation except on Active Directory domain controllers.

You must install Server for NIS on a partition that is formatted with the NTFS file system. If you are installing Server for NIS as an upgrade to a previous version that was installed on a partition formatted with the FAT file system, you must convert the FAT partition to NTFS before you can perform the upgrade. File system operations on FAT partitions are not supported.

Server for NIS requires 5 MB of free hard disk space. It is recommended that the computer have at least 16 MB of RAM in addition to the recommended minimum configuration for the operating system.

Server for NIS cannot be run from a network server. All files must be installed on the local computer.

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