Understanding Client for NFS

Client for NFS gives a Windows-based computer the ability to act as a client to network file system (NFS) server. With Client for NFS, you can access files in a mixed environment of computers, operating systems, and networks.

Once Client for NFS is installed and configured, you can connect to and disconnect from an NFS share as though it were any other shared drive on your network. You can access files on the NFS server by mounting those files to your computer using either the UNIX server:/export format or the Windows \\server\share format. You can also mount shared folders by browsing the NFS LANs in the NFS Network folder located in Network Neighborhood (on Windows NT) or My Network Places (on Windows 2000). Files mounted on the NFS server are treated as though they reside on the client computer and are indistinguishable from files on the client computer. To learn more about NFS LANs, see Understanding NFS LANs.

All applications running on the Windows-based computer can use Client for NFS to access files on remote computers.