Network File System (NFS): Mount an NFS Share on Windows

This article details how to setup a Windows device to support Network File System (NFS) shares and connect to them.

Requirements

  •  Windows computer running server or desktop OS that is in support.

Mounting the NFS Share

  1.  Make sure that the NFS Client is installed.
    1. Open a Powershell command prompt.
    2. Run the appropriate command for your situation:
      • Server OS: Install-WindowsFeature NFS-Client
      • Desktop OS: Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -FeatureName ServicesForNFS-ClientOnly, ClientForNFS-Infrastructure -Online -NoRestart
  2. Mount the share using the following command, after making the required modifications:
    • mount -o anon nfs.share.server.name:/share-name X:
      • Replace nfs.share.server.name with the name of the server the NFS share is on (eg. files.umn.edu)
      • Replace share-name with the name of the NFS share (eg. OIT-Test)
      • Replace X: with the desired drive letter.

Escalation Path

Problems with mounting NFS share on Windows computers should be escalated to Desktop Support-All and then to SME-Windows-Systems if the problem cannot be resolved.

TDX ID
3183