NFS: The Server for NFS service should be started

Updated: February 2, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

This topic is intended to address a specific issue identified by a Best Practices Analyzer scan. You should apply the information in this topic only to computers that have had the File Services Best Practices Analyzer run against them and are experiencing the issue addressed by this topic. For more information about best practices and scans, see Best Practices Analyzer.

Operating System

Windows Server 2008 R2


File Services






The Server for NFS service is not running on this server.


Client computers will not be able to access NFS shares on this server.


Start the Server for NFS service.

Membership in the Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

To start the Services for NFS by using a Command Prompt window

  1. Click Start, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.

  2. To start Services for NFS, type: sc start nfsadmin.

  3. To confirm that the service is in the Running state (also known as the Started state), type: sc query nfsadmin.