Create an NFS Shared Network Resource

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Creating an NFS shared network resource

  • Using the Windows interface

  • Using the command prompt

To create a shared resource using the Windows interface

  1. Open Windows Explorer: click Start, point to Programs or All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Windows Explorer.

  2. In the details pane, right-click the shared directory you want to manage.

  3. Click NFS Sharing.

  4. Select Share this Folder.

  5. Type a name for the shared resource in the Share Name text box.

  6. Click Apply.

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To create a shared resource using the command prompt

  1. Open a command prompt with elevated privileges.

    1. Click Start, and then select All Programs.

    2. Point to Accessories, right-click the Command Prompt icon, and then select Run as administrator.

  2. At the command prompt, type:

    nfsshare ShareName=drive:path

Argument Description


The name of the directory to share.


To view the complete syntax for this command, at a command prompt, type:
nfsshare /?

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