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Article ID: 324086 - Last Review: October 30, 2006 - Revision: 3.1

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SUMMARY

UNIX uses Network File System (NFS) to share files and folders on the network. Windows Services for UNIX 3.0 includes the Server for NFS component that creates a full NFS version 3 server, which you can use to provide file services to UNIX and Linux client computers from Windows computers. If you are using Windows, you can share files to UNIX clients by using either Windows Explorer or the Windows Nfsshare.exe command line utility.


Install Server for NFS

Windows Services for UNIX 3.0 uses Microsoft Installer for installation. As a result, you can install individual modules of the product from the command line. If previous components of Windows Services for UNIX have been installed, you must include these components in the addlocal parameter of the installation command line, separated by a comma (,). If you do not do so, these products are removed during the installation of Server for NFS.

Note If Server for NFS is not installed on a domain controller, you must also install the Server for NFS Authentication module on all the domain controllers.

To install the Server for NFS from the command line:
  1. Log on to the Windows-based server by using an administrative level account.
  2. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
  3. Insert the Windows Services for UNIX version 3.0 CD in the CD drive (this example uses drive D).
  4. From the command prompt, run the following command to install Server for NFS and the Server for NFS Authentication module:

        msiexec /I D:\sfusetup.msi /qb addlocal="NFSServer,NFSServerAuth" \ [targetdir="install path"]

    Note The default install path is \SFU.
  5. To include the product key in the command line, add PidKey=key, where key is the 25 character product key.
  6. If you are installing Server for NFS on a server that is not a domain controller, run the following command to install the Server for NFS Authentication module:

        msiexec /I D:\sfusetup.msi /qb addlocal="NFSServer,NFSServerAuth" \ [targetdir="install path"]

Troubleshooting

  • If you are installing from a telnet prompt (where the graphical user interface [GUI] is not available) or by using a script, use the following command line to perform an installation which does not require user interaction (in this scenario, you are performing the procedure on a domain controller, so you do not have to add the Server for NFS Authentication module):

        msiexec /I D:\sfusetup.msi /q addlocal="NFSServer" pidkey="key" \ [targetdir="install path"]
  • Install Windows Services for UNIX in a folder that does not have any spaces in the folder path to prevent problems with some components of Windows Services for UNIX. The default installation point is \SFU.
  • The addlocal parameter to the msiexec command that is described earlier is case-sensitive and space-sensitive. The installation is not successful if you do not use the command exactly as it is written in this article.
  • Microsoft recommends that you install at least one User Name Mapping service on your network to map UNIX and Windows user names to each other. Please view our KB Article about User Name Mapping service in our REFERENCES section.


REFERENCES

For additional information about performing maintenance tasks after migrating from UNIX to Windows, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
324539  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324539/EN-US/ ) HOW TO: Perform Maintenance and Ancillary Tasks After a UNIX-to-Windows Migration

For additional information about how to install and configure User Name Mapping service, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
324073  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324073/EN-US/ ) HOW TO: Configure User Name Mapping Server for a UNIX-to-Windows Migration











APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6a
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX 3.0 Standard Edition
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