interoperability betwen Linux and Windows environments has long been a matter of endless discussions and quite a bit of confusion.
NFS shares in Linux just seem to work, as in the case (mostly) of CIF shares in Windows. However, getting Windows to have a proper NFS share that communicates with a Linux appliance can bie a bit of a headache.
I explain below what sections to allow for this to work correctly. By default, NFS shares are not an option in Windows, so there’s a bit of work involved.
Install NFS role in Windows
- Install NFS role for Server in Server Manager
- Go to Server Manager > File and Storage Services > Shares
Configure a NFS Share in Windows
- Right click and create a new share – In this example, I created one labeled “3111” on my c: drive
- Create the share with the following settings
- Authentication – Disable all Kerberos authentication, and ensure “allow unmapped user access by UID” is selected
- Share Permissions – whitelist your Linux appliance ip address
- NTFS permissions – give “Everyone” full control