A few days ago, I needed to share a large folder present on a Windows server to access it from my local Ubuntu workstation. I initially used Samba, but my build script refused to recognize paths present in that share.
The solution was to use an NFS share - but this required a special setup on Windows. Even after a lot of searching on Google, I couldn’t easily find a guide that talked about how to get started with an NFS server on Windows quickly. Most articles I came across were only detailing information on NFS security, or some obscure command line options for tweaking NFS options - which shouldn’t be required when all you want is a simple share within your local, protected network.
This article details what you need to do to get your NFS server up and running quickly on your Windows machine.