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NFS Account Mapping in Windows Server 2008 R2 [WhitePaper]

This paper covers Network File System (NFS) account mapping and the deployment in Windows Server 2008 R2. NFS is a network file sharing protocol that allows remote access to files over a network. The Services for NFS role service in Server 2008 R2, Windows Storage Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Storage Server 2008 provides the ability to function as an NFS server. Windows and UNIX operating systems use different account and security systems.

Windows OS represent users and groups with a unique security identifier (SID), while UNIX OS represent users with user identifiers (UIDs) and group identifiers (GIDs). Account mapping is the process of correlating UNIX UIDs and GIDs to corresponding Windows user and group SIDs.

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