[GE users] Windows 2008 Server install Error

manju manju.kudu at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 07:24:24 BST 2009

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let me give it a shot, i am much clear now....

thanks for your help harald... will update you how it works for us...


On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 5:05 PM, pollinger <harald.pollinger at sun.com> wrote:
> manju wrote:
>> Hi Harald,
>> Can you please give us some hint on the below issue
>> here i am talking about joining  windows server 2008 in to sge6.2 u2 farm
>> 1) How we can do username mapping for sgeadmin and administrator users
>> in windows server 2008 based machine, even if we specify different
>> username map server the accounts will be different will be different
>> since both are local account to the particular machine, is there any
>> different method to do this??
> As I wrote, I wasn't able to set up NFS on the W2k8 server and I doubt
> it's still possible. For Samba or CIFS, the file server does the mapping.
>> 2) while installing SGE helper service it gives me access dined error
>> and could not start, do we need add any thing in the user assignment
>> policy.
> Where is the binary located? It must be on a local disk, default is in
> the Windows directory.
> If you log in to the host as the _local_ Administrator and open a
> "Command Prompt" window and enter
> C:\> cd Windows
> C:\Windows> SGE_Helper_Service.exe -install
> What does it print?
>> 3) for workaround i have copied entire  farm info in to the local
>> machine created exact path but i know its not the way to do but any
>> ways to read the files using CIFS(makes this connection presistent
>> always), NFS mounter not working properly for us (/net).
> /net is not a NFS mounter, it's the general network mounter. It makes
> all network shares accessible the "network" folder of the Windows
> Explorer shows.
>> Overall i can say installation remains same almost but some important
>> configuration like username mapping/NFS access should be addressed in
>> some where in the grid engine site especially for windows server
>> 2008/vista etc.
> The newest documentation has a chapter for SUA installation where it
> also describes how Samba/CIFS shares can be used. Probably I have to
> make clearer that this section applies for Windows 2k8 Server.
> Regards,
> Harald
>> thanks
>> manjunath A
>> On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 11:27 AM, manju a <manju.kudu at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> we have windows based 6.1u2 farm up and running which consists of
>>> xp,2003 machine, but we need to add windows server 2008 server machine
>>> to farm, as far as i know 6.2u2 will support that OS version, so we
>>> are trying to build a prototype of farm with windows server 2008,vista
>>> etc but we are failing to connect to username map server, offcourse i
>>> am pointing to SFU based username map server as well SUA(windows
>>> server r2), even i am able to connect some time but if i went inside
>>> "/net"(automounter) i cant see any machine, even if i went inside
>>> NFSpath, it gives some strange errors(saying no such a files or
>>> directory) Â and very slow in access, it works good under SFU based
>>> machine...
>>> we have STD's we need keep all our SGE config files under filer paths...
>>> thanks
>>> manjunath A
>>> On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 12:08 AM, agay <agay at cc.huji.ac.il> wrote:
>>>> manju said:
>>>> Â "but i am failing in connecting to username map server"
>>>> Maybe our WinXP/SFU will help you?
>>>> http://shum.huji.ac.il/~agay/sge/blog.cgi?winsge
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