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Mount your NAS on Windows Server via CIFS

This guide shows you how to mount your NAS on Windows Server via CIFS.

Prerequisites

To mount a CIFS share, you need :

  • A Windows Server Distribution on a Dedicated Server, VPS or Public Cloud Instance.
  • A NAS OVH

Settings

  • (Windows Serveur 2008) Click on the menu "Start" > "All the programs" > "Accessories" > "Command prompt".
  • (Windows Serveur 2012) Click the "power shell" icon at the bottom of the screen in the taskbar.
  • (Windows Serveur 2016) Click on the menu "Start", then on the "power shell" icon.
  • Then run the following command :
net use z: \\IP_SERVEUR_CIFS\CHEMIN_CIFS

Examples

  • CIFS mounting for a mininas :
net use z: \\10.16.100.10\nas-000041_mininas-000212
  • CIFS mounting for a Nas or Nas-HA :
net use z: \\10.16.101.8\zpool-000206_partition1

The SMB/CIFS user is "nobody", rights changes with this user can generate conflicts with existing NFS rights.


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