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.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753302(v=ws.10).aspx

 

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>

Example:

mount 192.168.31.254:/vol/joyfb7fff88_ae36_4c25_9d4b_df6e3c64efc2 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:


http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/is/winserverfiles/thread/44445dc3-0185-407f-b8ad-711f22cd4ec6

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