I've used, so far Windows Server 2008 R2 through to Server 2016.
* Using the native NFS feature which is bundled with the OS. Fails with the reason you have described above.
* FreeNFS - has has the same issue as above.
* WinNFSd - the application runs but VMware wont see the NFS (http://blog.gethelpb...or-vmware-esxi/) this seems to explain the reason why.
* I was going to look into Arsenal Image Mounter but wanted to use free software where possible. I will revisit this to see if I can get any further. (NB I know that non commercial can use this FoC but not sure where a School would sit within this scope.)
More reading require me thinks, thanks for replying.
(p.s. I'm currently trying with Ubuntu but have not finished this as yet)
Edited by yanmouldy, 08 December 2016 - 03:36 PM.