3.2 CIFS System Prerequisites

To access CIFS servers running on an OES 2 SP3 Linux server, client computers must be connected to the network, properly configured to run NBT (NetBIOS over TCP/IP), and meet the following basic minimum requirements:

3.2.1 Server Operating System Requirements

Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 Support Pack 1 or later.

3.2.2 Server Hardware Requirements

Same as the OES 2 SP3 Linux hardware requirements. For details, see Meeting All Server Software and Hardware Requirements in the OES 2 SP3: Installation Guide.

3.2.3 Client Operating System Requirements

  • Windows XP SP2 and SP3.

  • Windows 7 Client.

  • Windows Vista Business SP1 and 64-bit SP1, Enterprise SP1 and 64-bit SP1, and Ultimate SP1 and 64-bit SP1.

  • Mac Client Support.

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop versions.

  • Any NFS platform capable of NFS v2, NFS v3, or NFS v4, such as Linux, or FreeBSD.

3.2.4 Package Dependencies

Use the following checklist to verify CIFS dependencies before proceeding:

  • All Novell CIFS users must be in eDirectory. Linux-only users are not supported.

  • Novell CIFS supports only Novell Storage Services (NSS) volumes.

  • NCP should be up and running for Novell CIFS to function properly.

  • If your eDirectory replica is stored on an eDirectory server earlier than 8.8.3, ensure you upgrade the server using the Security Services 2.0.6 patch.