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How to install NFS Server in Windows Server ?

NFS (Network File System) protocol designed by sun microsystems. It is client/server application which allows remote users to store & access the files through network. I am posting this because NFS is also used in VMware vSphere Infra as a storage.
So for your LAB Environment you can use windows server to setup NFS & get hands on.

So in this post i will show you how you can install NFS Server in Windows Server 2012.

Installing NFS Server in Windows Server 2012 R2:-

Step 1:
Logon to your Windows Server. Open the Server Manager.
Click on Add roles & features.

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Step 2:
This is the default page we don’t have to do anything here.
Click Next to proceed.

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Step 3:
Choose the first option “Role-based or feature-based installation”
Click Next to proceed.

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Step 4:
Choose the Server on which you want to install.
Click Next to proceed.

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Step 5:
Now Choose the Role “File and Storage Services” click on the triangle to expand.
Check the box “Server for NFS”
Click Next to proceed.

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Step 6:
We don’t require any additional features here so leave as it is.
Click Next to continue.
On the Confirmation page check the details & click Install to start the Installation.

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Step 7:
Now click on Install button to start the installation.

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It will take few minutes to install after successful installation close the wizard.

That’s it you have successfully installed NFS Server.

Checkout Our Posts on NFS in Windows Server:-

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About Mayur Parmar

Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 2 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server’s, Linux Server’s.

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