Guide – How To Start –Network File System Server on Windows Server 2016

Network File System Server is a server application which enables users to mount remote directories on their respective servers. The NFS protocol is one of several distributed file system standards for network-attached storage (NAS).

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Configuration and connection to Network File System Server on Windows Server 2016

  1. Select “File and Storage Services” in the window that opens.
  1. Select the “Shares” section, click “TASKS” – New Share.
  1. Select “NFS Share – Quick” and click “Next” in the window that appears.
  1. For example, you can configure a specific folder as Shared. To do this, you should click on “Type a custom path” and select a folder or write the name of the folder, which will be created in the directory you selected, if there is no such folder. Click “Next”.

Attention!

(Share_folder is an example of a folder name, it is not necessary to specify it exactly. You can specify any folder that you want to make available on your VM).

  1. Click “Next”, click “OK” (in case in the previous step you wrote the name of the folder that would be created).
  1. Specify authentication methods.
  1. Set the share permissions. Click the “Add” button.
  1. Specify the Hosts you’d like to grant access permissions like the example below. Enter IP address and choose permissions that will be available to this host.
  1. Click “Next”.
  1. Click “Create”.
  1. Click “Close”.

Connecting to NFS Share

  1. Press the “Start” button, enter “Windows features” and open this menu.
  1. In this window, scroll down to “Services for NFS” and check a box “Client for NFS” then click “OK” button.
  1. Open “Explorer – This PC”, select “Computer – Map network drive – Map network drive” on top.
  1. Enter \\vm_ip\shared_folder and click “Finish”.

Attention!

vm_ip and share_folder are given as an example, you should insert the IP address of your VM instead of vm_ip, and instead of share_folder you should insert the Share name of your NFS.

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