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KB-40993: How does CentrifyDC agent determine the operatingSystemVersion attribute on a *nix computer object in AD?

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15 September,20 at 06:11 AM

Question: When looking at the Operating System tab of a *nix machine joined to AD using Centrify, there is a version number listed there. How does that value get determined?


For example, on a computer object in ADUC:

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Answer: Most Linux distributions list the OS version in the /etc/os-release file. Centrify will first use what is in this file. If this file does not exist, unreadable, etc., Centrify will then look for /etc/redhat-release, and other various OS identification files.


For further reference, please see the following articles:

KB-1169: Incorrect operatingSystemVersion attribute on Computer object


KB-1901: Incorrect Operating system value reported on Centrify DirectControl console

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