Originally Posted by digitalkid2
I know I am asking a lot...but how did you switch over to NFS? Was a software install or hardware or both? This is new territory for me and even after a few google runs I am still quite confused.
NFS is a software install.
Divco supplies a simple NFS server that you can use, but I'm not familiar with it as i use Microsoft's SFU (Services For Unix), which is also available freely. The downside of the MS approach is it is a MUCH bigger install, but it does integrate VERY nicelice into the OS and allows pretty easy sharing of directories, just like you would with SMB (it adds a new tab called "NFS Sharing" when you go to the sharing dialog).
So, just to recap, the default sharing under windows uses SMB. Those are probably the shares you are most familiar with.
NFS is a lighter weight way of sharing directories. Windows does not support NFS out of the box, but it's just a matter of installing some software. What software you install is up to you, but there are a couple of free ways to do it.
here's where you can get MS SFU:http://www.microsoft.com/technet/int...u/default.mspx
There's a download link on the right side of the page.