HOW TO: Use the Client for NFS to Set the NFS Permissions for a File or Folder

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This step-by-step article describes how to use the Client for Network File System (NFS) to set the NFS permissions for a file or folder. NFS uses inherently different permissions compared to the NTFS file system's Directory Access Control Lists (DACLs). However, you can use Services for UNIX's Client for NFS to change the permissions attributes of the underlying file or folder by using the standard UNIX and NFS permissions attributes.

Setting the NFS Permissions for a File or Folder By Using Client for NFS

Client for NFS adds additional properties tabs for NFS files and folders to the Windows Explorer interface. You can use these tabs to easily modify NFS permissions attributes for files and folders. The underlying access and change permissions of the NFS server determines the ability of an account to change the attributes of a particular file or folder.

To set the NFS permissions attributes of a file or folder:
  1. Log on to the Windows server. Use an account whose User Name Mapping translation has permissions on the UNIX server to change the permissions attributes of the file, files, or folders that you want to change.
  2. Start Windows Explorer.
  3. Right-click the files or folders on the remote NFS share that you want to modify, and then click NFS Attributes.
  4. Click to select the check boxes for permissions attributes of the files or folders you want to set. The choices are Read, Write, and eXecute for:
    • Owner
    • Group
    • Other
    • Set UID
    • Set GID
    • Owner (UID)
    • Group (GID)
  5. You can also see, but not change, the other file attributes that are associated with the selected files or folders, including Last access time, Last modification time, and Last status change time. If you do not have permission to change the attributes of the file or folder, you receive the following error message:
    Unable to set attributes for file name Error: 0x5

REFERENCES

For additional information about how to perform maintenance and ancillary tasks after a UNIX-to-Windows migration, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
324539 HOW TO: Perform Maintenance and Ancillary Tasks After a UNIX-to-Windows Migration

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Article ID: 324546 - Last Review: November 1, 2006 - Revision: 2.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6a
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX 3.0 Standard Edition
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