File sharing between Windows 2008 and Unix (Solaris)

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Windows Server 2008
I have Windows Server 2008 which will act as a file server for the Windows client pc. The Windows client pc will be accessing files on the Unix (Solaris 10) server but I want to control the file access via the file server instead ie. only the file server will map to the Unix server and share out those files/folders. If possible, also using the ntfs/security from Windows to control the access. Appreciate if anyone has any similiar experience or advice on this? We were using Samba drive previously but do not want to use it now for the upgrade. Thanks Francis
ASKED: September 5, 2008  3:02 AM
UPDATED: September 7, 2008  4:00 PM

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You will still want to have Samba on the Unix server so that the Windows server can talk to it.

You can setup DFS on the server, redirecting folders on the Windows file share to the Unix server. This way users connect to the Windows server network share, and the Windows server redirects through it self to the Unix server. The users will never know that they are getting files from the Unix server.

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  • Francisg
    Thanks for the reply :) Currently, I have the unix server acting as the NFS server which is sharing the folder. So far I managed to mount the unix shared folder from the Windows file server. Can I combine this method instead of samba with DFS to achieve the desired result?
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