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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.


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


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


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


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.


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.


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



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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Mayur Parmar

Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 4 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server's, Linux Server's.

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