I want to take a physical disk (or part of a disk) from one machine, call it machine-A, and make it available to another machine, machine-B. But I don't want to map a network drive. I want it to appear to machine-B as a physical drive. Even though it is not a physical drive.
I want to do this in order to create shares on machine-B on that drive. Since I cannot do that on mapped drives, I need to use a utility that fools machine-B into thinking that it is a physical drive, and treats it as such.
Both of machines are Windows Server 2003.
I heard about NFS (Allegro NFS for Windows). It sounds like it could be the solution to my problem. Does it use a Linux/Unix protocol? What tools can I use? Are there open source solutions?
I don't care what the solution is, as long as I achieve my goal. I really would prefer an open source solution.