NFS Server - How to get a NFS Share in Vista?

NFS Server - How to get a NFS Share in Vista?

Post by Jim Brow » Tue, 20 Feb 2007 06:50:34


Hallo,
i installed 'Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications' (SUA) and corresponding
maintenance tools (Utilities and SDK for UNIX-based Applications_X86) but i
couldn't find anything to start a NFS Server. I'm familiar with 'Services
for Unix 3.5' in XP but i've read its outdated and unnecessary for Vista.

I used to configure 'username mapping' and 'NFS Share' tab in sharefolder
properties. I cannot find any of these in vista.

Can someone help me?
 
 
 

NFS Server - How to get a NFS Share in Vista?

Post by Jill Zoell » Wed, 21 Feb 2007 06:57:35

I asked the NFS team about this. Here is the response:

SUA, which the customer has installed, does not include any NFS components.
What the customer is looking for is "Server for NFS," which is only
available in Longhorn Server editions.

However, if the customer is interested in accessing NFS shares from either
Vista Enterprise or Ultimate editions, then the customer can install "Client
for NFS" (under "Services for NFS" in Vista's optional features list).


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NFS Server - How to get a NFS Share in Vista?

Post by Jim Brow » Wed, 21 Feb 2007 10:39:07

In the meantime i found this site:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;en-us;932244
It shows a feature comparison between SFU and SUA and states a clear 'Not
available in Windows Vista' when it comes to 'Server for NFS' that confirms
your information.
I'm using cygwin now for nfs server that just has minor disadvantages (2GB
file barrier).

Thanks for your effort. :-)