When you use the Active Directory Lookup feature for Microsoft Services for NFS the ownership information of the files and folders in an NFS share is missing after several minutes

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You install Microsoft Services for Network File System (NFS) on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008.
  • You use the Active Directory Lookup feature to map UNIX identities for users and for groups on UNIX clients.
  • You export some NFS shares to NFS clients, and then you mount the shares on an NFS client.
After several minutes, you navigate to the mounted NFS shares. When you run the ls command, you find the ownership information of the files and folders is missing. Additionally, if you run the cat command, the ownership information of files that your current user account owns is displayed. However, the ownership information of the other files is still missing.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because the NFS service uses the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) client instead of the LDAP server to make an LDAP query.

RESOLUTION

A hotfix is available to resolve this problem. After you install this hotfix, you must change the domain name of the directory service to the NetBIOS name of the Active Directory domain. To do this, you run the following command:
NFSADMIN MAPPING CONFIG ADDomain=NETBIOS NAME

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Services of NFS installed on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2).

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP Branch
Msnfsflt.mofNot Applicable4,43701-Apr-200919:15Not ApplicableSP1
Msnfsflt.sys6.0.6001.2242423,04001-May- 200912:00x86SP1
Nfs-servercore-ppdlic.xrm-msNot Applicable3,00101-May-200914:13Not ApplicableSP1
Nfssvc.exe6.0.6001.2242427,13601-May- 200912:00x86SP1
Nfssvr.mofNot Applicable6,17201-Apr- 200919:15Not ApplicableSP1
Nfssvr.sys6.0.6001.22424493,56801-May- 200912:01x86SP1
Msnfsflt.mofNot Applicable4,43703-Apr- 200922:41Not ApplicableSP2
Msnfsflt.sys6.0.6002.2212723,55201-May- 200911:51x86SP2
Nfs-servercore-ppdlic.xrm-msNot Applicable3,00101-May-200913:57Not ApplicableSP2
Nfssvc.exe6.0.6002.2212727,13601-May- 200911:51x86SP2
Nfssvr.mofNot Applicable6,17203-Apr- 200922:42Not ApplicableSP2
Nfssvr.sys6.0.6002.22127494,08001-May- 200911:52x86SP2
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP Branch
Msnfsflt.mofNot Applicable4,43701-Apr-200916:41Not ApplicableSP1
Msnfsflt.sys6.0.6001.2242429,69601-May- 200912:17x64SP1
Nfs-servercore-ppdlic.xrm-msNot Applicable3,00101-May-200914:28Not ApplicableSP1
Nfssvc.exe6.0.6001.2242431,74401-May- 200912:17x64SP1
Nfssvr.mofNot Applicable6,17201-Apr- 200916:42Not ApplicableSP1
Nfssvr.sys6.0.6001.22424645,63201-May- 200912:18x64SP1
Msnfsflt.mofNot Applicable4,43703-Apr- 200921:06Not ApplicableSP2
Msnfsflt.sys6.0.6002.2212730,20801-May- 200911:58x64SP2
Nfs-servercore-ppdlic.xrm-msNot Applicable3,00101-May-200914:05Not ApplicableSP2
Nfssvc.exe6.0.6002.2212731,74401-May- 200911:58x64SP2
Nfssvr.mofNot Applicable6,17203-Apr- 200921:06Not ApplicableSP2
Nfssvr.sys6.0.6002.22127646,14401-May- 200911:59x64SP2
For all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP Branch
Msnfsflt.mofNot Applicable4,43701-Apr-200916:41Not ApplicableSP1
Msnfsflt.sys6.0.6001.2242464,51201-May- 200912:05IA-64SP1
Nfs-servercore-ppdlic.xrm-msNot Applicable3,00101-May-200914:20Not ApplicableSP1
Nfssvc.exe6.0.6001.2242464,51201-May- 200912:05IA-64SP1
Nfssvr.mofNot Applicable6,17201-Apr- 200916:41Not ApplicableSP1
Nfssvr.sys6.0.6001.224241,403,90401-May- 200912:06IA-64SP1
Msnfsflt.mofNot Applicable4,43703-Apr -200921:06Not ApplicableSP2
Msnfsflt.sys6.0.6002.2212765,02401-May- 200911:50IA-64SP2
Nfs-servercore-ppdlic.xrm-msNot Applicable3,00101-May-200913:48Not ApplicableSP2
Nfssvc.exe6.0.6002.2212764,51201-May- 200911:50IA-64SP2
Nfssvr.mofNot Applicable6,17203-Apr- 200921:06Not ApplicableSP2
Nfssvr.sys6.0.6002.221271,404,41601-May- 200911:51IA-64SP2

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

This problem also exists on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 R2 and that has Microsoft Services for NFS installed. To resolve the problem on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 R2, you do not have to install the hotfix. However, you have to change the domain name of the directory service to the NetBIOS name of the Active Directory domain. To change the domain name of the directory service, you run the following command:
NFSADMIN MAPPING CONFIG ADDomain=NETBIOS NAME
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 969874 - Last Review: October 7, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
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