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  • Blog Post: "net use" command against NFS shares is not supported under wow64

    Recently we have a problem with “net use” command on Windows server 2008: We launched a command prompt from c:\windows\system32\, executed a net use command to NFS share (Unix NFS Share), after a few seconds it resulted in a mapped drive on Windows. On the contrary, when a command prompt...
  • Blog Post: Making NFS volumes available to Windows Users

    Very frequently we come across requirement to mount a NFS share for users. A very general approach to mount the share as Administrator or to run the mount command wrapped up in a script. This way the mount works properly but the same mounted drive will not be available for all the users. My experience...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista and Older NFS Servers

    Windows Vista and Older NFS Servers Sometime back I came across a problem where the Windows Vista client was not able to mount a NFS version 2 share from a SCO NFS server. At first, it looked like the Vista is using high ports while the server is probably expecting the client to use privileged ports...
  • Blog Post: Unable to access NFS shares from Windows 2008 NFS client

    We recently got a case where customer was trying to access NFS share hosted on Unix machine from Windows 2008. Issue was isolated to this windows 2008 client only. We tried accessing the share from Windows client with the following options: · Mount command returns Network error ‘5’ · ‘net use...