Setting up NFS on my Network

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Does anyone have the proper procedures needed to setup my network for NFS for MAC's.  I have 2 domain controllers (2008 Server) and a separate file server (2003 Server).  I need to setup these machines so I can use NFS mapping on my mac's.  Please help me so I can set this up properly.  I am not sure what I need to do to my DC's for authentication and the file server for the shares.  I need to get this done ASAP too so thanks in advance.
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Here is a step-by-step guide to setting up NFS on Windows 2008:

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

And here is a guide to accessing NFS mounts from a MAC:

http://support.apple.com/kb/TA22243
Chris PattersonSenior Systems Engineer

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Oops, I should have seen that your file server is 2003.  Here is the guide for setting up NFS on Windows 2003:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sfu/archive/2007/04/11/set-up-server-for-nfs-in-windows-server-2003-r2.aspx

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Do I setup the file server for sharing first then setup the DC's after?
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Chris PattersonSenior Systems Engineer

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You just need to setup NFS on your file server.

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So do I not need to setup the Identity Management for UNIX on the DC's at all.
Chris PattersonSenior Systems Engineer

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That is correct.  If you want to integrate the MAC accounts and AD you can however use Microsoft Services for Unix.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb463212.aspx

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So does this mean I already have it active then.  I do not see the option for "Server for NFS".  Is taht because my server is 2003 and not R2?

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Sorry here is the image
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Chris PattersonSenior Systems Engineer

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You have to download the Services for Unix separately and install:

Instructions:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323966

Download:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=896c9688-601b-44f1-81a4-02878ff11778

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What is your recommendation for this screen?
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Chris PattersonSenior Systems Engineer

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The top box should be fine.  This should not be an issue for you unless you are running Interix based applications from your NFS shares.

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What is the user name mapping server?  Is that my domain controller?
Chris PattersonSenior Systems Engineer

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The user name mapping server can be any machine in your environment.  It runs the service that translates AD id's to their MAC/UNIX equivalents and vice versa.  See the following links for some explinations:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc779831(WS.10).aspx
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sfu/archive/2007/06/06/configuring-user-name-mapping-part-1.aspx
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sfu/archive/2007/04/19/configuring-user-name-mapping.aspx

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Thanks for your help

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