How do I create a Passwd and user file for anonymous access for Unix / NFS services

Posted on 2011-04-26
Last Modified: 2012-06-27

I need to create a passwd and a user file.
I know these files are created under unix / linux systems using some siple commands but I do not have any linux or unix environment.
I have a windows 2003 r2 server that hosts some data. I then have a media center that can connect to the network using NFS, so I need to be able to set up NFS file shares on my server and to do this i need a passwd and user file containing an anonymous user and a root user  so that i can map these in services for unix and get my shares up and running.
I would hacve thought there would be a place with a standard file that I could download but i cant find such a place

Please help!
Question by:RPUKsupport
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    As you can see here, NFS is available in Win 2003 R2 :

    And here's how to set it up :

    And you don't necessarily need a user. Anonymous access is also available (even is personally, I would't use that unless your network is strongly securized) :


    Are you sure your media center is not a NFS server rather than a client ? In that case the connection should be done from your computer towards that media center...


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    Thanks, I will l,ook through the links.
    The media box is like a client, all the data sits on a server and you basically browse to it using nfs, then it plays it over the network

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