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  • Blog Post: Server for NFS Diagnostics

    In this post, we will discuss the instrumentation available in Server for NFS in Windows Server 2012 and how it can be used to detect and diagnose any deployment and operational issues. Event Viewer There are quite few changes in the Server for NFS event model for Windows Server 2012. In the previous...
  • Blog Post: VMware Setup for Server for NFS Cluster

    In this tutorial, I’ll discuss how to setup VMware vSphere virtual machines with Windows server 2012 Server for NFS cluster as backend storage. Background VMware has supported running virtual machines hosted by its ESX server over the NFS v3 protocol. In this configuration, virtual machines...
  • Blog Post: How to: NFS Kerberos Configuration with Linux Client

    In this tutorial, we will provision NFS server provided by “Server for NFS” role in Windows Server 2012 for use with Linux based client with Kerberos security with RPCSEC_GSS. Background Traditionally NFS clients and servers use AUTH_SYS security. This essentially allows the clients...
  • Blog Post: How to Perform Client Fencing?

    In this article, we will talk about how we evaluate client fencing for Server for NFS role in Windows Server 2012, from targeting client permission to calculating combined permission result. We will also cover the caching strategy we implemented and lookup mechanism for netgroups. Lookup data are located...
  • Blog Post: NFS Identity Mapping in Windows Server 2012

    This document describes the selection, configuration and usage of the user and group identity mapping options available to Client for NFS available in selected versions of Windows 8 and to Server for NFS and Client for NFS available in selected versions of in Windows Server 2012 to assist an systems...
  • Blog Post: Using Kerberos security with Server for NFS

    I'll discuss how to configure a UNIX based NFS client to connect to Windows Server for NFS using Kerberos security with RPCSEC_GSS. Traditionally NFS clients and servers use AUTH_SYS security. This essentially allows the clients to send authentication information by specifying the UID/GID of the UNIX...
  • Blog Post: Backup and Restore of Server for NFS Share Settings

    Introduction Windows Server 2012 ships with a rich set of PowerShell cmdlets to perform most of the Server for NFS share management operations. Using these cmdlets as building blocks, administrators can easily build backup and restore scripts for the NFS share settings and permissions that best suits...
  • Blog Post: Server for Network File System First Share End-to-End

    Introduction Server for Network File System (NFS) provides a file-sharing solution for enterprises that have a mixed Windows and UNIX environment. Server for NFS enables users to share and migrate files between computers running the Windows Server 2012 operating system using SMB protocol and UNIX...
  • Blog Post: Server for NFS in Windows Server 2012

    In this introductory NFS blog post, let me provide you with an overview of Server for NFS feature implementation in Windows Server 2012. Native NFS support with Windows Server started with Windows Server 2003 R2 and has evolved over time with continuous enhancement in terms of functionality, performance...
  • Blog Post: Server for NFS PowerShell Cmdlets

    This post covers the Server for NFS PowerShell cmdlets in Windows Server 2012 with brief description about each of them. You can get Server for NFS PowerShell cmdlets by installing “Server for NFS” role service from the File and Storage Services or by installing “ Services for Network...