Event ID 1068 — NFS Port Registration

Updated: January 27, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

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Network File System (NFS) clients discover NFS servers by querying the port mapper for a remote server. RPC Port Mapper converts RPC data into TCP and UDP protocol port numbers. It must be active for Server for NFS to start.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 1068
Source: NfsServer
Version: 6.0
Symbolic Name: EVENT_NFS_PORTMAP_PARTIAL_FAILURE
Message: Server for NFS could not register with RPC Port Mapper on all requested port/protocol combinations. Server for NFS will attempt to continue but some NFS clients may not function properly. Network File System (NFS) clients discover NFS servers by querying the port mapper for a remote server (also known as Portmap and Rpcbind). NFS clients may not be able to discover and communicate with Server for NFS on this computer.

Resolve

Free ports and restart Server for NFS

To make TCP/IP ports available and restart Server for NFS:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. Type netstat -a -b -o. to display all connections with their associated executables and processes.
  3. Unload unnecessary drivers, stop unnecessary services, or close unnecessary programs.
  4. Type net start nfssvc to start Server for NFS.

Verify

To verify that Server for NFS has successfully registered all protocols:

  1. Open a command prompt with elevated privileges. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. Type rpcinfo to determine the ports and transports that Server for NFS uses.
  3. In the list, verify that the following services are present on both IPv4 and IPv6 (if used):
  • mountd
  • nfs
  • nlockmgr
  • status

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