[OpenAFS] 64-bit OpenAFS Client on XP64 SP2

Lars Schimmer l.schimmer@cgv.tugraz.at
Fri, 26 Sep 2008 23:43:58 +0200

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Jaime Cifuentes wrote:
> Hello all,
> My customer is requesting to deploy a 64-bit OpenAFS client running on
> Windows XP64 SP2. We have an OpenAFS cell running on RedHat Linux.
> A person on their team tried to install the available 64-bit client, bu=
> ran into some issues. As I understand these were the problems he saw:
>    1. Once userid logged in to AFS, mapped drives status was as if it
>       was not mapped (no check mark ). Clicking on the drive could
>       connect the drive, but it not always happened.
>    2. In a couple of occasions the drive connection just dropped.
> I have just gotten a loaner to play with for a short period, and I have
> not tried this myself. But my question is if anyone has installed the
> 64-bit client, and if they have seen any issues. And if they have, how
> were they corrected?
> Any help/comments will be greatly appreciated

It sounds like they mapped the drive with the AFS credentials manager
and trie to install 1.5.52, or?
Please do map the drive with the explorer and no more with the AFS
credentials manager, as the latter is buggy.

I could ask on of my users with XP64 to install latest 1.5.53 to test it.

> Jaime Cifuentes
> DCE/DFS-AFS Support, Hitachi
> San Jose, CA
> 408 717-7998

Lars Schimmer
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