I have FreeNAS exposing an NFS. How do I access this from Windows 7? I have enabled the "Services for NFS" within Windows Features.


Map a drive as normal, only instead of \\server\share format you use server:/share format (don't forget the colon).

Here's a nice post from the Ubuntu forums, but should be the same for NFS served by others.

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    I tried this a million times. I figured there had to be some other way to do it. It turns out, you need to restart after enabling the NFS Services, thanks! – Bob May 27 '09 at 0:31
  • D'oh! Stinkin' Windows :) – squillman May 27 '09 at 0:34
  • Now it isn't working again, by default it mapped it to Z, I unmapped it to map to another drive. Now I get "An unexpected error" – Bob May 27 '09 at 0:35
  • If I restart I can mount again, it looks like they still have some kinks to work out. It seems like I also can't pass authentication information over. – Bob May 27 '09 at 0:40
  • Another strange bit with this is if you map a drive from windows explorer you get a different dialog from the one on the context menu of the computer start menu item – Bob May 27 '09 at 0:46

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