NFS or Samba with Windows 7

Patton Echols p.echols at
Fri Jan 22 07:33:03 UTC 2010

On 01/20/2010 10:39 AM, Linda wrote:
> I have to put a Windows 7 machine on my network. Has anyone had any 
> experience with using its NFS client to connect to an Ubuntu server.  
> Right now Samba seems to work fine for connecting the drives. Since I 
> have to upgrade to professional that has the NFS client option I was 
> wondering if anyone had experience with it versus just using Samba. 
> Currently I use NFS with the other Linux machines and XP, but Samba with 
> our lone Vista machine.
>                   Thanks
>                    Linda
I don't have a direct answer as I have no Win7 boxes.  If you are in a 
production environment, I would be very leery of new functionality (for 
windows) in Win7.   Let someone else beta test it.  Especially true 
since Samba is a "known quantity."  But if you are in a "home/hobby" 
environment or otherwise and can afford to test, this site makes it seem 
pretty easy:

If you do get it working, and find it reliable, you might mention it 
here.  I'm sure as Win7 rolls out more boxes, this issue will be back 
repeatedly.  In other words, please share your  beta testing results!  ;-)


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