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Mount an NFS share as a folder in XP

In one of the labs I assist we've managed to run out of drive letters for mounting volumes (we have about 30 nfs volumes shared off of a datamover, each ~2 terabytes).  All the systems are running services for unix.  I know natively in xp you can mount a local drive as a folder on another drive but is it possible to do this with an nfs share using sfu?  Or even turning on cifs on the datamover and doing it native in xp?
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nstd-sts
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oleggoldCommented:
to mount a disk drive to the folder in XP use the disk manager
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oleggoldCommented:
as for nfs mounting this might answers Your question:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=324221
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nstd-stsAuthor Commented:
oleggold: that appears to only work with locally connected disks, I'm trying to mount a network share as a local folder

instead of mounting \\servername\sharename as x:\
I'm trying to mount \\servername\sharename as c:\foldername

I'm not sure how that mskb applies to this issue.  The core of the problem is we're out of drive letters to map data, E: through Z: are mapped to nfs mounts.

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e_sandrsCommented:
It seems like this KB

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307889&sd=tech

says that you could mount most of what you have mounted on A: through D: to just one letter - freeing the others for additional mappings.

That may get you a bit more room...
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e_sandrsCommented:
It also looks like you can add additional network resources into your "My Network Places" on Win2k / XP without assigning them to drive letters.

You can then create shortcuts to the Network Places somewhere else if you don't want your users to have to browse to that screen.
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nstd-stsAuthor Commented:
I don't know why that didn't occur to me.  Geez, I must be getting old.  In fact after I read your suggestion I realized I could just create a folder on the root of c: that everyone has access to and just create shortcuts to each of the exported file systems.  I don't think they're running any old dos stuff so the unc's should work fine.

You pointed me in the right direction, thanks e_sandrs
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e_sandrsCommented:
Thanks for the grade.  Hopefully I'll keep this in my head if/when I ever need more than 26 mount points...
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