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ASU Version 5.1B-2 software

The ASU Version 5.1B-2 kit provides enhancements and corrections for problems found in the ASU Version 5.1B ECO2 software, and in earlier versions of the ASU software.

Some of the enhancements and corrections in the ASU Version 5.1B-2 kit:

  • ASU server can now be a Backup Domain Controller to a Windows 2003 mixed mode domain.
  • The ASU server now supports the non-default cluster alias. At any point of time the ASU server supports only one cluster alias, which can be either the default alias or a non-default alias.
  • FileChangeNotify registry parameter has been added to enable the ASU server to notify clients of a file change from other clients.
  • The StoreAttributesAsMetadata registry parameter has been added to enable storing of DOS attributes and file creation time in AdvFS metadata. This allows the use of DOS attributes irrespective of the UseUnixGroups registry parameter value and preserves the file creation time when modifying a file. The default value is 0 (do not store DOS attributes and file creation time in AdvFS metadata).
  • Three new ASU commands chattr, lsattr, and rmattr are added to manage DOS attributes.
  • The StoreFileAcl registry parameter has been added to specify whether or not to store explicit ACLs for files.
  • A new command called prcheck is available to check and enumerate ASU printer entries, which includes the ASU printer share entries, printer printcap entries, printer registry entries, and printer spool directory entries.
  • A new client tool called pccheck is available to collect and display the diagnostic information like user, share, network statistics, browse list and connectivity to PDC/BDC.
  • Blob files will now automatically shrink in size if there is more than 20% space free after deleting some data.

See the ASU Version 5.1B-2 Release Notes for a complete list of new features, functionality, and corrected problems.

Install the ASU Version 5.1B-2 software on a system running the Tru64 UNIX Version 4.0F or higher operating system software. The ASU Version 5.1B-2 software can be used to

  • Install the ASU software on a Tru64 UNIX system for the first time.
  • Upgrade previous versions of the ASU software.

Note: You can no longer directly upgrade PATHWORKS for DIGITAL UNIX (Advanced Server) to ASU. See the ASU Version 5.1A ECO1 Release Notes for information on how to upgrade PATHWORKS for DIGITAL UNIX (Advanced Server) to ASU.