The Question is:
If I install Pathworks Advanced Server on my Alpha running V6.2-1H3, and make
it a member server in AD, will there be any problem for users authenticating
on the VAX/VMS V5.5-2H4 systems in the cluster? Or even the Alpha for that
matter? Case sensitivit
y doesn't kick in until V7.
The Answer is :
If the Advanced Server simply serves files and participates within
the Microsoft Domain and does not particularly provide serve of the
OpenVMS security and authentication, then you need only ensure you
have the appropriate minimum versions and ECO kits loaded and
If you do seek to use Advanced Server for external OpenVMS password
authentication and to share passwords among OpenVMS and Microsoft
Windows logins, then the cited OpenVMS releases are too old for
support of external authentication. You will not be able to maintain
consistent password values across the OpenVMS cluster and across the
OpenVMS V7.1 is the earliest release with support for external
authentication, and specically for LAN Manager authentication.
Other authentication capabilities have been added subseqeuntly, such
as the addition of LDAP authentication in OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-2 and
the addition of Kerberos Authentication in V7.3. There is also
apparently a RADIUS Authentication package available available,
though not from HP.
Case sensitivity and ODS-5 support both involve OpenVMS Alpha V7.2
Existing topics include (8753),(8473), (6337), (5850) and others.