[OpenAFS] OpenAFS-1.7.1 on Windows 7 32 bit

Ben Howell howellbp@gmail.com
Fri, 16 Sep 2011 13:14:37 -0500

 From the website:

Known Issues:
On Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, it is not possible to execute 
an application out of AFS under the following conditions:
*The path is a drive letter mapping
*The application requires elevated privileges
Workaround: use SUBST instead of NET USE to assign drive letters to UNC 

So running as a different user/elevation to admin doesn't carry over the 
existing credentials? Is there a way to forward open credentials or 
generate temporary credentials when elevating? Or is this simply a 
limitation/security function in Windows?

On 9/16/11 12:53 PM, Lars Schimmer wrote:
> On 16.09.2011 18:24, Douglas E. Engert wrote:
>> So far OpenAFS-1.7.1 gets around 2 issues we have been seeing
>> with previous versions.
>> OpenAFS client can recover from hibernation...
>> On W7 32 bit were the user does not have any admin rights
>> even with 1.6.0b they were not able to use AFS.
>> (The circumvention was to give the user admin rights)
>> With 1.7.1 this issue appears to have been fixed.
> My users on Win 7 32bit were not admin and could get 
> tokens/tickets/data from OpenAFS cells with previous 1.5.x and 1.6.x 
> versions of OpenAFS.
> The IFS client does get rid of smb protocol and shows some other nice 
> side effects.
> My experiences here were great over the last 2 weeks, just a few small 
> problems still appear: running software installations out of OpenAFS 
> is often not possible with IFS (if it needs a change in user 
> authorization).
> MfG,
> Lars Schimmer