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

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Jim Brown, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. Jim Brown

    Jim Brown Guest

    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    for Unix 3.5' in XP but i've read its outdated and unnecessary for Vista.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?
    Jim Brown, Feb 18, 2007
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  2. 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).
    Jill Zoeller [MSFT], Feb 19, 2007
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  3. Jim Brown

    Jim Brown Guest

    In the meantime i found this site:;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. :)
    Jim Brown, Feb 20, 2007
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