[GE users] Windows 2008 Server install Error

pollinger harald.pollinger at sun.com
Thu Jun 4 09:42:25 BST 2009

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Hi Manju,

you need only the local Administrator for SGE. I added the Domain 
Administrator only for completeness to my usermap.
What changes did you have to make to smb.conf to make it run?


manju wrote:
> Hi harald,
> yes i am able to map local admin to root, after making some changes to
> smb.conf file...
> thanks
> manjunath A
> On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 12:25 PM, manju a <manju.kudu at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Harald,
>> thnx for sharing instruction, what if Administrator account is not
>> enabled in the domain Level??? Any workaround for that..
>> in the below samaba config file we are giving  "workgroup  = MYDOMAIN"
>> if we specify Domain name, no way we can map local admin account to
>> root in unix, we need to use domain admin to map root in unix with
>> some modification in the admin account at ADS...
>> if we give workgroup = otherthendomain , we can map local admin
>> account i guess but users in domain will get prmission denied..
>> thanks
>> manju
>> On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 1:27 PM, pollinger <harald.pollinger at sun.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Manju,
>>> I'm absolutely not a SAMBA expert, I just configured it until everything
>>> worked - I'm not sure it this configuration is secure enough and if
>>> everything is really necessary.
>>> My smb.conf file has these lines:
>>> workgroup          = MYDOMAIN
>>> security           = user
>>> netbios name       = MYSAMBASERVER
>>> interfaces         =
>>> encrypt passwords  = Yes
>>> username map       = /etc/usermap
>>> preferred master   = False
>>> domain master      = False
>>> host allow         =
>>> browseable         = yes
>>> client lanman auth = yes
>>> [share1]
>>>     path        = /share1
>>>     read only   = No
>>> Â  Â  create mask = 0755
>>>     guest ok    = Yes
>>> ...
>>> ...
>>> My /etc/usermap file looks like this:
>>> root   = MYDOMAIN\Administrator Administrator
>>> harald = MYDOMAIN\harald harald
>>> user2 Â = MYDOMAIN\user2 Â user2
>>> ...
>>> ...
>>> This works for me to get all local and domain users mapped properly. All
>>> local Administrators and local users can access my shares.
>>> Of course I still have to register the passwords of the users to the
>>> SAMBA server using the "smbpasswd" command.
>>> Regards,
>>> Harald
>>> manju wrote:
>>>> Hi Harald,
>>>> yes we have created SAMBA share and we are using security = domain,
>>>> all domain users are able to access  share thru SUA. only local
>>>> administrator not able to access, do u need to make any entry on SAMBA
>>>> config file for admin and sgeadmin ??
>>>> thanks
>>>> manju
>>>> On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 11:54 AM, manju a <manju.kudu at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> let me give it a shot, i am much clear now....
>>>>> thanks for your help harald... will update you how it works for us...
>>>>> Manju
>>>>> 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 Ã? 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 Ã? 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) Ã?ï?? 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:
>>>>>>>>> Ã?ï?? "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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