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Configure Case Sensitivity for File and Folder Names

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Configuring case sensitivity

To configure case sensitivity for file and folder names using the Windows interface
  1. Open Services for Network File System: click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Services for Network File System (NFS) .

  2. If necessary, connect to the computer you want to manage.

  3. Right-click Server for NFS, and then click Properties.

  4. Click the Filename Handling tab.

  5. Do one of the following:

    • To enable case-sensitive file and directory name lookups, select the Enable case sensitive filename support in Server for NFS check box.

    • To disable case-sensitive file and directory name lookups, clear the Enable case sensitive filename support in Server for NFS check box.

  6. Click Apply.

    ImportantImportant
    These changes will not take effect until Server for NFS is restarted.

    You also need to disable Windows kernel case-insensitivity in order for Server for NFS to support case-sensitive file names. You can disable Windows kernel case-insensitivity by clearing the following registry key to 0:

    HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\kernel

    DWORD “obcaseinsensitive”

Additional references

To configure case sensitivity for file and folder names using the command prompt
  1. Open a command prompt.

  2. To enable case sensitivity, type:

    nfsadmin server [ ComputerName ] config casesensitivelookups=yes

  3. To disable case sensitivity and optionally specify the case of file names returned by Server for NFS, type:

    nfsadmin server [ ComputerName ] config casesensitivelookups=no [ntfscase={upper | lower | preserve}]

     

    Argument Description

    ComputerName

    The name of the computer you want to configure.

    ImportantImportant
    These changes will not take effect until Server for NFS is restarted.

    noteNote
    The ntfscase option sets the case sensitivity for the NTFS file system. The default case sensitivity is preserve (preserve case).

    To view the complete syntax for this command, at a command prompt, type:

    nfsadmin server /?

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