[OpenAFS] Installation problems on Windows 2000 Server

Rodney M Dyer rmdyer@uncc.edu
Tue, 30 Sep 2003 12:08:18 -0400


It sounds like you are trying to install the AFS server.  I would not 
advise using a Windows 2k server as an AFS server.  The AFS software 
support for using Windows 2k as an AFS server has "degraded" over 
time.  I'm not even sure it works at all.  About the only thing that works 
on Windows 2k server is the AFS client.  There may be others on this list 
that were able to make it work, but please be advised you are not likely to 
get good results.

If anyone here has any results otherwise please say so, but I'd advise the 
OpenAFS group to just remove the AFS server functionality from the setup if 
it is going to just cause confusion.



Rodney M. Dyer
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At 04:52 PM 9/30/2003 +0100, you wrote:
>I'm having a nightmare trying to get OpenAFS 1.2.10 to install on Windows 
>2000 Server.  I'll followed the instructions online and in the *ahem* help 
>file.  My configuration fails with the message:
>"Error: timed out waiting for the AFS bosserver control service to start 
>or stop (0x00004634)"
>Manually starting the service returns "service-specific error code 2".
>Extensive googling hasn't revealed any meaningful information... Anyone on 
>here have a clue??