[OpenAFS] Help needed in configuring OpenAFS

shailesh_joshi@persistent.co.in shailesh_joshi@persistent.co.in
Thu, 23 Nov 2006 15:51:46 +0530 (IST)


I have installed OpenAFS 1.4.206 on Windows XP and Windows 2003. 
I have followed all the steps for installation and configuration as mentioned in the documentation. 
However, when it comes to the final screen of Server Confuguration wizard, it fails at the step - 
"Create the root volumes" giving Windows Error Message popup - 
"Unable to determine the partition's on this server. 
Error: server or network not responding (0xFFFFFFFF)" 
Following are the lines from afs_server_config_log.txt, on getting this error. 

12:35:14 11/23/06:  Starting the File Server. 
12:35:19 11/23/06:  Opening server ps2787.pspl.co.in. 
12:35:19 11/23/06:  Translating the parition name '/vicepj' to an ID. 
12:35:19 11/23/06:  The ID for partition '/vicepj' is 9. 
12:35:19 11/23/06:  Stopping the client. 
12:35:20 11/23/06:  Creating volume root.afs on partition 9 with a quota of 5000. 
12:35:34 11/23/06:  Error 0xffffffff has occurred: server or network not responding. 
12:35:38 11/23/06:  Closing the connection to this server. 
12:35:38 11/23/06:  Configuration has failed. 
12:36:12 11/23/06:  User has chosen to cancel the program. 

Another issue is with starting the OpenAFS client. 
On starting the "OpenAFS Client Service" from Windows-Services, it starts the service and stops it 
immediately giving following message popup. 
"The OpenAFS Client Service service on Local Computer started and then stopped. Some services stop 
automatically if they have no work to do, for example, the Performance Logs and Alerts service." 
(The AFS client service could not be started from the AFS client configuration wizard since it fails giving the message-You might not have authorization to perform this operation. Error 0x0000042A.) 

Hence the client could not be in the running state. 

Does anyone has faced these issues/ has pointers on these issues? 

Thanks and Regards, 
Shailesh Joshi