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How To Con gure NFS in Windows Server 2016

NFS stands for Network File System. It is the traditional and most
popular file shared method for  the Linux and Unix system. However, in
the latest version of Windows servers, now you can also configure NFS
in Windows Servers. These NFS shared folder can be then used to share
files and data between NFS server and NFS clients. The client may be
either a Windows machine or a Linux machine. In this post, we will
explain how to install and configure NFS in Windows Server 2016. To do

so, we will use a server named Server2 that runs Windows Server 2016
and will act as NFS server.

Installing NFS in Windows Server 2016


The installing process of NFS server pretty simple. To install the NFS
service in Windows server, you need to perform the following steps:

1. Launch the Add roles and features wizard on your server.


2. Navigate to the Select server roles page, expand File and Storage Services, expand
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File and iSCSI Services, and then select the Server for NFS check box.
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3. Click Next until the con rmation page appears. Click Install and complete the
installation process.

Creating an NFS Shared Folder


After installing the NFS on your server machine, the next step is to
configure NFS server. For this, either create a new folder or use an
existing folder that you want to share.

1. Select and right-click the desired folder ad then select Properties.


2. Select the NFS Sharing tab, click the Manage NFS Sharing button.

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3. On the NFS Advanced Sharing dialog box, select the Share this folder check
box and then click the Permissions button. 

4. On the NFS Share Permissions dialog box, select the permission from the Type of
access drop-down list. If you want to allow root user to access the NFS shared
folders, select the Allow root access check box.

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5. By default, any client can access the NFS shared folder. If you want to control or
limit the speci c clients, click the Add button and type the client’s IP address or
hostname(s).
6. Click OK button and close the NFS properties dialog box.

Mounting  NFS Shared Folder on Windows Client


Now, your NFS server is ready to provide NFS services. To test your
configuration, mount the created NFS Shared folder on a Windows or
Linux client. To mount the NFS shared folder on the Windows client, you
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need to perform the following steps:

1. Install the Client for NFS feature using the Program and Features wizard of
Control Panel.

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2. After installing the required service. Execute the following command to mount the
NFS shared folder on a Windows client.

mount –o \\<NFS-Server-IP>\<NFS-Shared-Folder> <Drive Letter>:

3. For example, to mount an NFS shared folder named NFS_Share1 of the NFS Server
that is con gured with 192.168.1.100 IP address, execute the following command.
The folder should be mapped on the Z drive.

mount –o \\192.168.1.100\NFS_Share1 Z:

Mounting NFS Shared Folder on Linux Client


NFS it typically used with Linux/Unix systems. You can access the NFS
shared folders configured on a Windows Server from the Linux
machines. To mount an NFS shared folder on a Linux machine, use the
following command syntax.

mount –t nfs <NFS-Server-IP>/<NFS-Shared-Folder> /<Mount-Point>

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In this post, we have explained how to install and configure NFS in


Windows Server 2016. Hope, you enjoyed it. Please drop your queries in
the comment box.

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