OpenAFS for Windows 64 bit version

2014-Oct-05 | Tags: filesystemwin8-64bit

Start64!New version! - OpenAFS is the world's foremost location independent file system. With OpenAFS for Windows, users of Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, 2003, XP64, Vista (all editions), Server 2008 (all editions), Windows 7 (all editions), Server 2008 R2 (all editions), Windows 8 (amd64, x86), and Server 2012 (all editions) can make the most of this proven data sharing solution.

The OpenAFS Project provides binary installation packages appropriate for both individual users and organizations with thousands of members.

The OpenAFS Project provides binary installation packages appropriate for both individual users and organizations with thousands of members.

Note: In 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows there are 64-bit and 32-bit versions of the command prompt and the Explorer Shell. It is very important when installing applications that the installers be started from a 64-bit process. It is strongly recommended that the Add/Remove Programs Control Panel be used to initiate installations on 64-bit Microsoft Windows operating systems.

OpenAFS for Windows 64bit version

The Andrew File System (AFS) is a location-independent file system that uses a local cache to increase its performance. An AFS client accesses files anonymously or via a Kerberos authentication. The global AFS is partitioned into cells. The AFS cell is a collection of AFS volumes that are administered by a common entity. AFS cells can be administered by a department even when the Kerberos realm used for local authentication is managed by a much larger organization. AFS clients and servers take advantage of Kerberos cross realm authentication to enable authenticated access by entities located outside the local realm. Authorization is enforced by the use of directory level access control lists which can consist of individual or group identities.

The AFS volume is a tree of files and sub-directories. AFS volumes are created by administrators and are joined to an AFS cell via the use of a mount point. Once a volume is created, users can create files and directories as well as mount points and symlinks within the volume without regard for the physical location of the volume. Administrators can move the volume to another server as necessary without the need to notify users. In fact, the volume move can occur while files in the volume are in use.

AFS volumes can be replicated to read-only copies. When accessing files from a read-only replica, clients will read all of the data from a single replica. If that replica becomes unavailable, the clients will failover to any replica that is reachable. Users of the data are unaware of where the replicas are stored or which one is being accessed. The contents of the replicas can be updated at any time by releasing the current contents of the source volume.

OpenAFS for Windows (OAFW) provides AFS client access Microsoft Windows operating systems.  It strives to maintain transparency such that the user is unaware of the distinction between the use of AFS and Microsoft Windows file shares. OAFW can be part of a single sign-on solution by allowing credentials for a Kerberos principal to be obtained at logon and for that principal to be used to obtain AFS tokens for one or more cells. Although OAFW is implemented as a locally installed SMB to AFS gateway, OAFW maintains the portability of file paths by its use of the \\AFS UNC server name.

OpenAFS is the product of an open source development effort begun on October 31 2000. OpenAFS is maintained and developed by a group of volunteers with the support of the user community. If you use OpenAFS as part of your computing infrastructure please contribute to its continued growth.

Supported Platforms:

  • Windows 8 (X86 and AMD64)
  • Windows Server 2012 (AMD64)
  • Windows 7 (X86 and AMD64)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (AMD64)
  • Windows Server 2008 (X86 and AMD64) including SP1
  • Windows Vista (X86 and AMD64) including SP1 and SP2
  • Windows XP 64 (AMD64) SP2
  • Windows 2003 R2 SP1 (X86 and AMD64)
  • Windows 2003 SP2
  • Windows XP SP3

OpenAFS for Windows 64bit version
OpenAFS for Windows - 64bit software