[OpenAFS] issues on windows client
Tue, 02 Aug 2005 01:38:04 -0700
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Jeffrey Altman wrote:
>Alex Jelinek wrote:
>>Strange behavior on multiple versions of windows AFS client...
>>This specific Win XP machine has had three versions (77, 81, 84) of win
>>OpenAFS client at different times using standard cellservdb for our site
>>Regardless of version, the following issues appear:
>>1. afs starts at boot when asked not to (we unchecked "obtain tokens on
>>logon" checkbox in GUI, then some reg keys that control this). No fix yet.
>The obtain tokens on logon checkbox controls whether tokens are
>obtained. It does not control whether or not the AFS Service must be
>If you do not want AFS to start, you must disable the service in
>the service control panel
I don't understand how you can obtain tokens if the service is not
started. By service control panel you mean Windows Services in Computer
>>2. afs logon panel and/or GUI do not appear:
>> a. start --> programs --> openafs --> authentication
>> gui never shows regardless how many times you do this or how long
>> Task Manager does not show the gui as separate process so no idea
>>if it's trying to run
>the process is called afscreds.exe. Be sure that you are actually
Yes, afscreds.exe is running at this point but still cannot get logon
GUI via either method.
>> b. system tray --> right click the AFS icon
>> as mouse approaches the icon it "jumps" to center of screen so
>>you can never right click it
>The system tray icon is afscreds.exe. You can only start one instance
>of it. Therefore, if you have already started it, then starting
>subsequent copies of it will do nothing.
>> However, via VNC the VNC user can right click the icon & gets gui
>>for the user when doing so
>I have not seen this behavior on any system. Can you please describe
>your XP system?
These systems are standard XP Pro SP2 with all latest MSFT
fixes/patches. Various software/firmware tools are installed.
Otherwise I don't know what else to describe.
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