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If Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX Server for NFS is installed on your server, your server can act as a network file system (NFS) server. Users can then share files in a mixed environment of computers, operating systems, and networks.

Users on computers running NFS client software can access shares on the server by connecting, or mounting, those shares to their computers.

UNIX computers follow advisory locking for all lock requests. This means that the OS does not enforce locking rules on a file, and applications that check for the existence of locks can use these locks effectively. However, the NFS Protocol implements mandatory locks even for those locking requests that are received through NFS. This ensures that locks acquired through NFS are visible through the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol and to applications accessing the files locally. The OS enforces mandatory locks.

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