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Intellium Absent Member.
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Vista Client v2 and Trustees under DFS junction

Hi,

Situation :

We have a Novell Open Enterprise Server, Netware 6.5 SP7 running E-directory 8.8 SP3.
Our clients consist of Windows 2k/XP/Vista (64-bit). We are using DFS. We have several DFS junctions of wich the target is always the root of a volume. The Vista clients are running Novell Client v2.0 the rest is running v4.91 SP4.

Problem :

Vista clients are unable to manage the trustee rights on folders within a DFS junction point. The other clients don't have this problem. I remember this being a problem for earlier Novell Clients but I believe this was fixed in v4.91 SP2. The same problem occurs on Vista client v1.0
This is not only true for the trustee rights, but goes for all Novell property tabs. None of them are visible when going to the properties menu of a folder under a DFS junction.

Is this a known bug? Or have we stumbled upon an old bug that made its way back into the Vista client ?

Regards,

Intellium.

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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Vista Client v2 and Trustees under DFS junction

Intellium <Intellium@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

> Is this a known bug? Or have we stumbled upon an old bug that
> made its way back into the Vista client?


I believe that the original Novell Client for Windows XP/2003 bug
you're referring to was of a different root cause. The current
behavior on the Novell Client for Windows Vista/2008 is a known issue
against the Novell Cross-Platform Libraries (XPLAT) SDK APIs.

There is no workaround known at this time for that issue; the
processing to support the display of those tabs simply fails when the
path has to traverse one or more DFS junctions.

Alan Adams
Novell Client CPR Group
alan.adams@novell.com

Novell
Making IT Work As One
www.novell.com
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Intellium Absent Member.
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Re: Vista Client v2 and Trustees under DFS junction

Would you happen to know if a fix is in the making?

A possible work-around I can imagine, is mapping a drive to the DFS target volume and dish out rights from there, or do it through ConsoleOne.

Regards,

Intellium.

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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Vista Client v2 and Trustees under DFS junction

Intellium <Intellium@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

> Would you happen to know if a fix is in the making?


I can confirm it is registered as an open bug (Bug 309830), but at
this time there is no ETA on when it might become addressed.

You're quite right on the workarounds for avoiding this; I was too
narrowly describing any workaround to make the tabs work even though
DFS was still involved. In whatever way you can reference the
physical target path of the junction instead of the logical
junction-involved path, the trustee management should work.

Alan Adams
Novell Client CPR Group
alan.adams@novell.com

Novell
Making IT Work As One
www.novell.com
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sselaya
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Re: Vista Client v2 and Trustees under DFS junction

This appears to be an issue with Windows 7 as well. I cannot see bug 309830, but it appears to have been a year since the originaly post was listed so is there any updates to this?
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