Services for NFS availability in Windows 8 editions

Services for Network File System (NFS) feature is available only in the Windows 8 Enterprise edition. This feature is not available in Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro editions. Users when upgrading from Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 7 Enterprise edition to Windows 8 Pro edition can no longer use Services for NFS feature.

In order to continue to use Services for NFS feature in Windows 8 client, Windows 7 users will have to upgrade to Windows 8 Enterprise edition.
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Services for NFS feature consists of the Client for NFS component that allows Windows clients to connect and mount the NFS shares exported from non-Windows based Network Attached Storage products - such as UNIX/Linux-based NFS servers and other storage vendor products.

In Windows 7, this feature can be enabled for Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate editions. In Windows 8, Services for NFS feature is available only in Windows 8 Enterprise edition and not available in Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro editions. So, when upgrading from a qualifying Windows 7 edition to any other Windows 8 edition except Windows 8 Enterprise, users will lose the capability to use Services for NFS feature thereby will not be able to access NFS shares.
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Article ID: 2769923 - Last Review: 10/18/2012 14:06:00 - Revision: 1.0

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