"Permission Denied" error when you access NFS shares on a Windows Server 2008-based NFS server in a domain

Applies to: Windows Server 2008 StandardWindows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-VWindows Server 2008 Enterprise More

Symptoms


Consider the following scenario:
  • You install Services for Network File System (NFS) on a server that is running Windows Server 2008 in a domain.
  • You use Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) to manage user accounts for the NFS server.
  • You try to access NFS shares on the NFS server by using a user account that has the access permission for the NFS shares.
In this scenario, the access attempt fails. Additionally, you receive the following error message:

Permission Denied

Cause


This issue occurs because the NFS server does not communicate with the user by using AD LDS correctly in a domain environment. Therefore, the NFS server cannot map the user correctly.

Resolution


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 this specific problem.

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, submit a request to 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: 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 be running Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2). Additionally, you must have Services for NFS installed.

For more information about how to obtain a Windows Vista service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2008 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

968849 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes
Important Windows Vista hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only "Windows Vista" is listed on the Hotfix Request page. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows Vista" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.
    VersionProductSR_LevelService branch
    6.0.600
    2.
    22xxx
    Windows Server 2008SP2LDR
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008" section. MUM files and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Msnfsflt.mofNot applicable4,43715-Mar-201106:09Not applicable
Msnfsflt.sys6.0.6002.2264023,55211-May-201112:57x86
Nfs-servercore-ppdlic.xrm-msNot applicable3,00111-May-201114:48Not applicable
Nfssvc.exe6.0.6002.2264028,67211-May-201112:57x86
Nfssvr.mofNot applicable6,17215-Mar-201106:09Not applicable
Nfssvr.sys6.0.6002.22640497,66411-May-201112:58x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Msnfsflt.mofNot applicable4,43715-Mar-201105:16Not applicable
Msnfsflt.sys6.0.6002.2264030,20811-May-201113:21x64
Nfs-servercore-ppdlic.xrm-msNot applicable3,00111-May-201115:04Not applicable
Nfssvc.exe6.0.6002.2264033,28011-May-201113:21x64
Nfssvr.mofNot applicable6,17215-Mar-201105:16Not applicable
Nfssvr.sys6.0.6002.22640643,58411-May-201113:22x64
For all supported IA-64based versions of Windows Server 2008
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Msnfsflt.mofNot applicable4,43715-Mar-201106:04Not applicable
Msnfsflt.sys6.0.6002.2264065,02411-May-201113:27IA-64
Nfs-servercore-ppdlic.xrm-msNot applicable3,00111-May-201115:03Not applicable
Nfssvc.exe6.0.6002.2264067,58411-May-201113:27IA-64
Nfssvr.mofNot applicable6,17215-Mar-201106:04Not applicable
Nfssvr.sys6.0.6002.226401,412,09611-May-201113:28IA-64

Workaround


To work around this issue, configure the NFS server to use Active Directory instead of AD LDS.

Status


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

More Information


For more information about software update terminology, 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

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-nfs-servercore_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22640_none_5de986a71db000e8.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size50,906
Date (UTC)11-May-2011
Time (UTC)15:23
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-nfs-servercore_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22640_none_ba08222ad60d721e.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size50,940
Date (UTC)11-May-2011
Time (UTC)15:38
Additional files for all supported IA-64based versions of Windows Server 2008
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-nfs-servercore_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22640_none_5deb2a9d1dae09e4.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size50,923
Date (UTC)11-May-2011
Time (UTC)15:32