Before installing SFU, review your system and determine how you want to access data. This lesson explains the various ways UNIX can be used to access resources, what information you need to gather before installing SFU and how to install SFU.
After this lesson, you will be able to
Estimated lesson time: 30 minutes
To best integrate Windows 2000 Professional and Services for UNIX 2.0 into your networking environment, you need to understand the capabilities and limitations of the components you install and configure. This includes the following areas:
Client for NFS, Server for NFS, and Gateway for NFS are solutions for file access between computers running Windows 2000 Professional and UNIX. Before installing Services for UNIX 2.0, you need to select the NFS component that best suits your needs.
To help you decide which component is best suited to your networking environment, the following list details the capabilities of each of the three different NFS components.
In an Network Information Service (NIS) environment, clients and servers are logically grouped together to form a domain. Each NIS domain can have specific parameters for the NIS maps that you configure. The NIS maps are databases that contain the parameters or system information. For example, host names, user names, and passwords are some of the NIS maps.
Server for NIS enables a Windows 2000 Server that is configured as a domain controller to act as the NIS master for a particular UNIX NIS domain. This provides you with the capability to migrate NIS maps and then centrally manage UNIX NIS domains from Windows 2000 Server. The NIS maps that you select to migrate are then migrated into Active Directory. A Windows 2000 Server that is Active Directory-enabled can then act as the NIS master for the specified UNIX domains.
Windows 2000 Professional provides services for printing to and from UNIX resources. There are multiple ways to implement these services.
One option is to configure Windows 2000 Professional with Line Printer (LPR), which sends print requests to a print queue on a UNIX host that is configured with Line Printer Daemon (LPD). LPD manages the print queue and sends the print job to the correct UNIX printer.
Another option is for Windows 2000 Server to act as an LPR/LPD gateway so that Windows computers without LPR/LPD services can print to a UNIX printer
Yet another option is to configure a UNIX computer with LPR, which sends print requests to a print queue on a Windows 2000-based computer configured with LPD. LPD manages the print queue and sends the print job to the correct printer.
SFU is not included with Microsoft Windows 2000 Server. You need to obtain the latest version from your reseller.
Follow these steps to Install SFU:
If the Setup program does not invoke automatically, click Start, click Run, click Browse and find the CD-ROM drive. Locate Setup and click. Choose OK, and then choose OK again. When Setup is invoked, the Services For UNIX wizard appears.
This is appropriate for most installations. After installation is complete, you should see a dialog box indicating that the Windows Services for UNIX setup is complete.
At this point, you have successfully installed SFU. Refer to the Release Notes for more information on SFU.
To get the best performance from SFU, you need to determine how users will be accessing resources. Depending on how you want access resources, you can install the appropriate components of SFU to integrate your networking environments.
Once you have determined how resources will be accessed, install SFU from the CD-ROM, following the instructions on the screen and configuring as appropriate for your environment.