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To gain access to a fast network share file system (nfs) you just need to activate the SFU from the “Program and Functionalities” menu or download them from the microsoft TechNet site.
Update : SFU is now called SUA (Subsystem for UNIX-based applications), it will be first deprecated on windows 8 and then removed for version after windows 8. Also you may need to know that the nfs client from SUA is only supporting NFS V3.
Two syntax may be used, the classic windows
net use syntax or the unix-like
mount, here is some examples for unix-like syntax.
2.1 Unix-like syntax
- mount the
/media/Downloadsnfs shared on server to
mount 192.168.33.201:/media/Downloads S:
- same as above with user1 as username and passwd as password
mount -u:user1 -p:passwd 192.168.33.201:/media/Downloads S:
- same again but instead of having the password in clear text (e.g in a logon script), you will be prompt to enter the password
mount -u:user1 -p:* 192.168.33.201:/media/Downloads S:
- again… but without explicitely define the drive letter, instead we give the *(joker/wildcard) for the OS to use the first available drive letter
mount -u:user1 -p:* 192.168.33.201:/media/Downloads *
Note : Some of the unix mount command options are available, see the
--help option for a list.
- unmount the nfs share mounted on the
Note : Possible options are
-a to unmount ALL nfs share, and
-f to FORCE the drive to be unmounted
showmount command is also available (
-d options also comes with)
- For full SFU mount syntax see here
- NFS, the Network File System : Concept & generalities
- Partitionning scheme