Client for NFS fails to restart - Event ID: 16387 - Windows(R) failed a request to initialize the Network File System (NFS) redirector
I have seen this issue out there in a few threads but a definitive solution has not been posted by Microsoft that I can find. So here is the simple answer. The long answer why this doesn't work on a default install of MSNFS is going to have to come from Microsoft and should be in the form of a hotfix.
On boot, Client for NFS starts and remains running. If an attempt is made to restart the service from the MMC or nfsadmin, an error occurs and nfsclnt fails to start.
Event log error:
Log Name: Application
Date: 7/7/2011 2:39:51 PM
Event ID: 16387
Task Category: None
Windows(R) failed a request to initialize the Network File System (NFS) redirector <[d:\w7rtm\base\fs\remotefs\nfs\client\nfsclient\service.c:199] : 0: The operation completed successfully.
Client for NFS cannot start.
Windows may be low on system resources. Try increasing available system resources by closing programs, then start Client for NFS manually.
PROBLEM CAUSED BY: When shutting down Client for NFS using the Services GUI, Client for NFS Redirector is not shut down
SOLUTION: Stop NFS Redirector - 'sc stop NfsRdr' - Then start NFS client service - 'nfsadmin start client'
Use 'nfsadmin client stop' to correctly shut down both the Client for NFS service and the Client for NFS Redirector.
'Network File System (NFS) redirector' is actually "Client for NFS Redirector" and not listed as a service even though "Client for NFS" requires it.
Using 'sc', details on the hidden NfsRdr system component can be queried and then used to stop the redirector so that nfsclnt.exe can reload it on start up using the Services GUI.
C:\Windows\System32>sc GetDisplayName NfsRdr
[SC] GetServiceDisplayName SUCCESS
Name = Client for NFS Redirector
C:\Windows\System32>sc qdescription NfsRdr
[SC] QueryServiceConfig2 SUCCESS
DESCRIPTION: Kernel-side part of Client for NFS. Enables a Windows based computer to access NFS server shares
Hope this thread is helpful !!
- Changed type T_W_Black Thursday, July 07, 2011 11:41 PM Lack of useful responses from MS