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PC-DCE/PC-DFS for Windows
Version 5.1.2

Release Applicability

This version can be installed over any previous version of PC-DCE.

New Features in This Release

The following minor enhancements to the ADK were made:

  • Added the file dce/dcekrb5.h to the ADK so that users can call the function sec_login_krb5_add_cred.
  • Exported the functions pthread_lock_global_np and pthread_unlock_global_np, which are useful to application developers who need to call functions in old libraries that are not thread-safe.

Problems Fixed in This Release

The following problems were fixed in PC-DCE 4.0.14, 5.0.6, and 5.1.2:

  • Fixed DFS client so that it now handles files spread over multiple DFS server volumes.
  • Fixed several small memory leaks in secd caused by the login functions.
  • Fixed memory leaks in secd caused by updating ACLs on principals, groups or organizations.
  • Fixed a bug in RPC over TCP that caused the first connection to a server to be canceled. This bug was introduced in versions 4.0.13, 5.0.5, and 5.1.0 while adding checks to properly handle malformed packets.
  • Fixed a divide-by-zero exception in DTSD.

Obtaining PC-DCE 5.1.2

If you have not purchased version 5.1, contact the Double R Solutions DCE/DFS Sales Team.

Other Documentation

Be sure to also view the Release Notes included in the documentation download and posted on the online Documentation Library.

Applying PC-DCE 5.1.2

To upgrade to PC-DCE 5.1.2:

  1. Download PC-DCE 5.1.2. (See "Obtaining PC-DCE 5.1.2" above for download links.) 
      
  2. Unzip the files and then run Setup. You are given the choice to Modify, Repair, or Remove kits. Choose Repair. Your present installation will be updated to the new version.
      
  3. Reboot the machine. The update does not take effect until the machine has been rebooted.

    Note: If you are updating a host running the Security or CDS Server as a replica, it may take a minute or two for the daemons to resynchronize themselves with the master. Initially, the PC-DCE Service Panel may say the daemons are unavailable. After about one minute (or possibly longer for larger cells), click Refresh and the display will show that the servers are running normally.