In our previous guide, we installed NFS Server on Windows Server and created a share ready to be connected to. In this guide, we are going to make use of our share and we hope it will be interesting. The procedure is simple and concise and here we go..

Step 1: Server Manager

Open Server Manager, click on “Add Roles and Features” and click “Next” on the wizard.

Server Manager start
Add Roles and Features Dashboard

Step 2: Role-based

In the “Select Installation type page“, select “Role-based or feature-based-installation” and click “Next

Add Roles and Features POP Role based 1

Step 3: Choose Server

Select the server you will install NFS on and click “Next“.

NFS Client Select Host

Step 4: Select Server Roles

In this “Select server roles” part, click “Next“.

NFS Client Select Server Roles

Step 5: Features

In this “Select features” page, check the “Client for NFS” box and click “Next“.

NFS Client Highlighted

Step 6: Confirm and Install

Confirm your installation selections and hit “Install“. Let it finish installing then click “Close” and you will have finished the NFS Client installation process.

NFS Client Install
NFS Client Installation progress
NFS Client Installation Finished

Step 7: Connect to NFS Server’s Share using umount.exe

Open your Powershell with Administrator privileges and execute the command below. Make sure the drive you are labeling the share with is not used already on the client. Remember; is your NFS Server’s IP, /TestShare is the name you gave your Share and E:\ is the label your share will have on your NFS Client as confirmed in step 8.

NFS Client Powershell mount

Step 8: Confirm the share in File Manager

Open File Explorer and check if the share was mounted successfully. Play around with the share by adding files and directories whilst confirming they are reflecting in the parent directory.

NFS Client TestShare Confirmed in filemanager


Now we have successfully married the NFS Server and Client together and we hope everything worked out well on your end. Thank you for reading through and success in your hard work.

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