J.1 Overview

OES 2015 SP1 includes native file services for Windows and Macintosh workstations:

Macintosh Workstations

Windows Workstations

  • Novell AFP

  • Novell CIFS

  • Novell CIFS

  • Novell Samba

  • Domain Services for Windows (DSfW)

DSfW is not classified as a file service, but it includes a customized version of Samba that is different from Novell Samba.

Each of these services requires that users who access them have Password policies that meet specific requirements. Users can be governed by only one Password policy at a time, so if any of your network users require access to more than one of the file services, you need to coordinate the Password policies that govern the users to ensure that they can access the different file services.