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Reference Material:

We want to make it easy for you to find all the latest tech notes, white papers, porting guides, links to Microsoft resources and links to independent experts. There's a lot of information out there -- it's finding it that's difficult. If you can't find what you are looking for, just ask in the UNIX Tools Forum. Someone else may have the reference material you are after.

When you are ready to do an in-depth evaluation of the Services for UNIX technology, a good reference document is the SFU 3.5 Reviewer's Guide.  Also, visit Microsoft TechNet SFU page for:

Introduction to Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX 3.5

SFU 3.5 New Features Guide

Migrating UNIX Applications to Windows via Microsoft Services for UNIX

Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 White Paper

Pthread Support in Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX Version 3.5

The following SFU  technical notes were updated for SFU 3.0 and mostly still apply to SFU 3.5:

System Administration with Interix Paper and Script Samples

Inetd and the Rutils

Porting Shell Scripts

Interix Running Win32-based Programs

Customizing SFU Installation


Sub-System for UNIX-Based Applications (SUA):

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 provides a full range of cross-platform services that help integrate UNIX and Windows environments. It includes the Subsystem for UNIX Applications, which allows you to run native UNIX applications on a Windows platform.  (This is essentially the next generation of Interix.)  For more information, see UNIX Interoperability in Windows Server 2003 R2.

UNIX to Windows Migration:

Another important Microsoft point of reference is the Migrating to Windows site if you are faced with the challenge of porting legacy UNIX applications to Windows.  Also the TechNet site on Resources for Interoperability & Migration.  This article contains several "how to" guides. A good reference guide is also available titled the UNIX Application Migration Guide.


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