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I'm looking for advice regarding the use of NFS under windows 2008.

  • Ease of use
  • Performance
  • Recommendations etc...

Thanks in advance for your help.

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how do you want to use NFS under windows? client or server? any specific performance requirements? – John-ZFS Feb 14 '11 at 9:41
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Microsoft implemnts NFS as SFU (services for unix) - it is a user mode subsystem. Most recent version is 3.5 also called SUA (subsystem for Unix Applications) starting Windows 2003 R2. this has: Microsoft Services for Network File System (NFS) & Identity Management for UNIX.

long term support from MS: SFU general support will continue until 2011; extended support until 2014.

Only Windows server editions of 2003, 2008 can acts as NFS server. Client editions: Windows-7, Vista support only NFS client (NFS v3)

ease of use: my opinion NFS setup on Windows is harder than on Fedora 14. ** performance:** dont know Windows perf but any day Linux NFS server is better

general comment: NFS is active and well supported on Linux. Any manjor distro like Centos/Redhat, Ubuntu, Fedora support NFS client/server.

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Thanks for the answer, it's what I was looking for. – waszkiewicz Feb 14 '11 at 15:23

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