Windows 10 – NFS Mapping Error – Network Error – 53 Type ‘NET HELPMSG 53’ for more information

Hi everyone

If you find yourself with such error when you try to map a network drive in NFS;

Network Error – 53

Type ‘NET HELPMSG 53’ for more information

Please know that some tips exist to diagnose the error.

1- Make sure the NFS client is installed on the Windows 10.

2 – Make sure to use that registry fix if the mapping is on a restricted port;


UseReservedPorts := 0 (or 1) – DWORD32

3 – Make sure to use that registry fix to match the mapping GID/UID;


AnonymousGid := XXXX (usually 1001)

AnonymousUid := XXXX (usually 1001)

4 – In the linux server, make sure the /etc/exports is setting the insecure option.

NFS server has an option of working in insecure mode (Allowing higher incoming port numbers). Windows NFS client often uses higher port numbers. You can enable this option by adding an option to the share
Example: /share *(insecure,rw) ¹


As you can see it’s generic tips and of course disabling each firewall can’t hurt to diagnose 🙂




Windows 10 – Set default file association by GPO (Default browser to Chrome in my example)

Hi everyone

Today I will share a tip if you need to set the default file association for a bunch of computers by Group Policy.

In my example I want to make Chrome the default browser.

Someone could tell me, why I didnt used the Chrome Group Policy extension to set it by default ? I answer, because the Windows does not take it, as the file association for .htm is not changed by the Chrome GPO extension.

The first thing to do;

Change the default browser to Chrome there;

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After the change we need to generate an XML’s file to know the association set;

dism /online /Export-DefaultAppAssociations:C:\apps.xml


The file content would look that way;

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>
<Association Identifier=”.3gp2″ ProgId=”WMP11.AssocFile.3G2″ ApplicationName=”Windows Media Player” />
<Association Identifier=”.adt” ProgId=”WMP11.AssocFile.ADTS” ApplicationName=”Windows Media Player” />
<Association Identifier=”.adts” ProgId=”WMP11.AssocFile.ADTS” ApplicationName=”Windows Media Player” />
<Association Identifier=”.fdf” ProgId=”FoxitPhantomPDF.FDFDoc” ApplicationName=”Foxit PhantomPDF 7.0″ />
<Association Identifier=”.htm” ProgId=”ChromeHTML” ApplicationName=”Google Chrome” />
<Association Identifier=”.html” ProgId=”ChromeHTML” ApplicationName=”Google Chrome” />
<Association Identifier=”.MP2″ ProgId=”WMP11.AssocFile.MP3″ ApplicationName=”Windows Media Player” />
<Association Identifier=”.mpa” ProgId=”WMP11.AssocFile.MPEG” ApplicationName=”Windows Media Player” />
<Association Identifier=”.MPE” ProgId=”WMP11.AssocFile.MPEG” ApplicationName=”Windows Media Player” />
<Association Identifier=”.mpeg” ProgId=”WMP11.AssocFile.MPEG” ApplicationName=”Windows Media Player” />
<Association Identifier=”.mpg” ProgId=”WMP11.AssocFile.MPEG” ApplicationName=”Windows Media Player” />
<Association Identifier=”.mts” ProgId=”WMP11.AssocFile.M2TS” ApplicationName=”Windows Media Player” />
<Association Identifier=”.pdf” ProgId=”FoxitPhantomPDF.Document” ApplicationName=”Foxit PhantomPDF 7.0″ />
<Association Identifier=”.ppdf” ProgId=”FoxitPhantomPDF.PPDF” ApplicationName=”Foxit PhantomPDF 7.0″ />
<Association Identifier=”.TS” ProgId=”WMP11.AssocFile.TTS” ApplicationName=”Windows Media Player” />
<Association Identifier=”.TTS” ProgId=”WMP11.AssocFile.TTS” ApplicationName=”Windows Media Player” />
<Association Identifier=”.WPL” ProgId=”WMP11.AssocFile.WPL” ApplicationName=”Windows Media Player” />
<Association Identifier=”.xdp” ProgId=”FoxitPhantomPDF.XDPDoc” ApplicationName=”Foxit PhantomPDF 7.0″ />
<Association Identifier=”.xfdf” ProgId=”FoxitPhantomPDF.XFDFDoc” ApplicationName=”Foxit PhantomPDF 7.0″ />
<Association Identifier=”http” ProgId=”ChromeHTML” ApplicationName=”Google Chrome” />
<Association Identifier=”https” ProgId=”ChromeHTML” ApplicationName=”Google Chrome” />

After that we need to create our GPO;

It’s in Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\File Explorer\Set a default associations configuration file setting


As you can see I put my file inside NETLOGON, as all computer usualy have access there.


After that your default file association should work good ! 🙂


How to automount a USB device class in Windows Server Virtual Machine from a ESX

Hi everyone!

Today I will share a tip if you need to automount some USB device inside your Windows VM.

The goal can be to auto mount some necessary devices, in my case it was to aumount USB HDD used for the backup chain.

The first step is to mount it to the VM with the ESX’s control.

When it’s mounted, you will be able to naviguate there to find the corrcet ID;




From there we have our USB ID; Check the line HardwareID

We now need to go to our ESX datastore to edit the VM .vmx’s file;


In the file VMX, we add that line;


usb.autoconnect.device0 = “0x1058:0x25e2”

As you can see we used our hardwareID to make that entry inside the VMX


Time to test after, unplug and plug the device, and it should reconnect now 🙂