Mounting Windows to NFS servers

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Enable NFS services:

Microsoft Windows includes a service for NFS but you will need to enable it before you can use NFS. The following TechNet article provides more information on enabling the NFS service.


A registry addition is required to have rewrite access to NFS shared from a Windows system.  The reason is that he anonymous UID and GID for Client for NFS to access a NFS your share is set to -2. This needs to be set to 0.

From the command line run: regedit

Locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ClientForNFS\CurrentVersion\Default

Add two DWORD 32bit values: AnonymousUid and AnonymousGid

Set theses values to: 0

Restart your Client for NFS service or restart your Windows Virtual Machine


You can mount the share from the command line with:


mount <NFS_Server_IP>:<Share_Path> <Mount_Point>


mount z:


or you can use Expolrer to 'Map a Drive' using <NFS_Server_IP>:<Share_Path> as the share


To have your mounts be persistent on a reboot you need to set up a script that mounts shares on boot. More information can be found here:

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