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How to Install and Configure NFS Server on Windows Server 2019

How to Install and Configure NFS Server on Windows Server 2019

How to Install and Configure NFS Server on Windows Server 2019. One of the services is NFS storage space sharing. NFS stands for Network File System and allows it to create a storage space that can be shared over other servers or clients over the network. This service operates as a server / client and through it can create a central storage. It can also be secured via acl in the new version.

In this article, we are going to install and configure NFS Server and create NFS Share. This is an efficient way to share a directory to other client machines in your organization.

 

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1) Open Server Manager

Hit Windows key and search for Server Manager.

Once open, click on Add Roles and Features.

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How to Install and Configure NFS Server on Windows Server 2019

 

On the first page of the Add Roles and Features Wizard, click Next.

 

How to Install and Configure NFS Server on Windows Server 2019

 

In the Select Installation Type page, select Role-based or feature-based-installation and click Next.

 

How to Install and Configure NFS Server on Windows Server 2019

 

Select the server you will install NFS on and click Next.

 

How to Install and Configure NFS Server on Windows Server 2019

 

In the Select server roles part, expand File and Storage Services and further expand File and iSCSI Services.

Then check the box against Server for NFS.

A pop-up window will come forth.

 

How to Install and Configure NFS Server on Windows Server 2019

 

In the pop-up window, just click on Add Features then hit Next.

 

How to Install and Configure NFS Server on Windows Server 2019

 

Simply click on Next, in the Select features page.

 

How to Install and Configure NFS Server on Windows Server 2019

 

Confirm your installation selections and hit Install.

Click Close to complete the installation process.

 

How to Install and Configure NFS Server on Windows Server 2019

 

2) Configure NFS Share Folder

Now you must configure a folder that you export to clients.

Create a directory/folder in your desired disk partition. (We will create TestShare in C partition.)

Open Server Manager.

Click File and Storage Services and select Shares from the expanded menu.

After that, click on the TASKS drop-down menu and select “New Share…“.

A New Share Wizard will open.

 

How to Install and Configure NFS Server on Windows Server 2019

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How to Install and Configure NFS Server on Windows Server 2019

 

On the first page of the wizard, select NFS Share-Quick and Click Next as shown below.

 

How to Install and Configure NFS Server on Windows Server 2019

 

On the page below, choose Type a custom path, browse for your directory and click Next.

 

How to Install and Configure NFS Server on Windows Server 2019

 

Type in a name for your share and hit Next.

 

How to Install and Configure NFS Server on Windows Server 2019

 

Depending on the authentication methods that your organization uses, you have a choice to make at this stage.

Choose the one that befits your use case and hit Next.

 

How to Install and Configure NFS Server on Windows Server 2019

 

Click on Add on the window below and you now have many options to choose the hosts to access the share.

You can place only one host, a Netgroup, Client group or all servers that can reach it.

Make your choice and click on Next.

How to Install and Configure NFS Server on Windows Server 2019
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How to Install and Configure NFS Server on Windows Server 2019

You can tweakthe permissions to befit your scenario here.

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Once done, click Next.

 

How to Install and Configure NFS Server on Windows Server 2019

 

Confirm your selections and click Create.

 

How to Install and Configure NFS Server on Windows Server 2019

 

Finally, click Close.

 

How to Install and Configure NFS Server on Windows Server 2019

 

3) Confirm your share is created

Go back to Server Manager >> File and Storage Services >> Shares

 

How to Install and Configure NFS Server on Windows Server 2019

 

Now install and setup NFS client on Windows Client.

 

Also, see:

1.How to Install and Configure DNS Server on Windows Server 2019

2.How to Install and Configure Windows Admin Center on Windows Server

3.How to Install and Configure Hyper-V on Windows Server 2019

4.How to install Active Directory on Windows Server 2019

5.How to install FTP Server on windows server 2019

6.How to Configure FTP Server on windows server 2019

 

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