I've got a number of Windows (7/Vista/XP) based machines on a network that have no unifying structure (i.e. no ADC, PDC or for that matter a workgroup).
I recently added a Linux box with a fairly sizable raid setup that I'd like to use as a file server.
What would be considered a best practice for making the storage on the Linux box available to the windows clients on the network?
It seems my options are:
- creating SMB shares - on Vista at least this restricts a user to logging into only one SAMBA acount at a time.
- Installing a PDC on the Linux box, and making a network