[OpenIndiana-discuss] Multiple Windows servers and a OI NAS, how to get there
robert.soubie at free.fr
Fri Sep 7 14:31:09 UTC 2012
Le 04/09/2012 23:13, Natxo Asenjo a écrit :
> You have, I think, two solutions. The first one is only available for
> newer windows servers, I think. The second is a nice hack that will
> probably never be supported if you run into trouble but I have used it
> and it works :-)
> 1. use mklink (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS_symbolic_link) to
> create a symbolink link anywhere on the local drives to the share.
> mklink /d d:\mylink \\server\share You have to create the link on
> every windows server, obviously. I used the d: drive, use whatever you
> like/can :-)
> 2. run net use letter: \\server\share during computer startup (using
> group policy). This way it will run as windows user SYSTEM and the
> drive letter will be available to everybody.
Excellent ! So far, in my context (a ZFS home server with multiple
non-server Win 7 clients), I used solution #2. I now find that solution
#1 brings two advantages, and one disadvantage :
a) When using the Windows Explorer function "copy or move a file or
directory to some target place", Explorer does not forget any more the
last target place used.
b) I can now delete from any Windows box the server thumbs.db files that
Windows Explorer creates. I do not know why those files cannot be
deleted, Windows users having full control of the SMB share.
c) With solution #1, I lose access to snapshots. However, both solutions
seem to be compatible, so...
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