Install and Uninstall Services for Network File System Using the Windows Interface

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

You need to install Services for Network File System (NFS) components on a computer running Windows ServerĀ 2008. These instructions assume that you are installing all of the components on a single computer.

Installing and uninstalling Services for NFS components

  • Installing Services for NFS components

  • Uninstalling Services for NFS components

To install Services for NFS components

  1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

  2. In the left pane, click Manage Roles.

  3. Click Add Roles. The Add Roles Wizard appears.

  4. Click Next. The Select Server Roles options appear.

  5. Select the File Server check box and click Next.

  6. The File Server screen appears. Click Next to view the Role Services options.

  7. Select the Services for Network File System (NFS) check box and click Next.

  8. Confirm your selection and click Install.

  9. When the installation completes, the installation results will appear. Click Close.

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To uninstall Services for NFS components

  1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

  2. In the left pane, click Manage Roles.

  3. Follow the steps below that apply to your situation:

    • If the NFS service is the only service installed, you must remove the entire File Services role.

      1. In the right-hand pane, below Roles Summary, click Remove roles. The Remove Roles Wizard appears.

      2. The Before You Begin page appears. Click Next.

      3. On the Remove Server Roles page, ensure the File Services check box is clear and click Next.

      4. Confirm your selection by clicking Remove.

      5. When the Removal Results window appears, restart to complete the role removal.

    • If the NFS service is not the only service installed, you only need to remove the Services for NFS role service.

      1. In the right-hand pane, next to Role Services, click Remove role services.

      2. On the Select Role Services page, ensure the Services for Network File System (NFS) check box is clear and click Next.

      3. Confirm your selection by clicking Remove.

      4. When the Removal Results window appears, restart to complete the removal.

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