all. What I am asking is really complicated. So, I am not sure if it is even possible. It will be a two-parter.
MYWIN2K8HOSTWITHNFS+AD -------(NFS)------> ESXI41HOST+AD
First, I have set up Services for NFS (a.k.a.
ServicesForNFS-ClientAndServer in the DISM list) on a Windows 2008 R2 box in a Windows domain.
Secondly, I have my ESXi 4.1 host, also in the same Windows domain.
I want to serve this stuff, namely ISO files, on the Windows 2008 R2 box to the ESXi host a la NFS, but with a little security in mind using the Active Directory Mapping feature. Because I am using ESXi 4.1 that is joined to the domain, it must be possible, right? I would need to downgrade to Windows 2003 and SFU to get the very useful local user mapping feature that Microsoft decided to deprecate this guy got to work for a lot of people. Thoughts?
FILESERVER ----(SMB)------> MYWIN2K8HOSTWITHNFS+AD -------(NFS)------> ESXI41HOST+AD
If Part One is doable, is it possible to use symbolic links or mount points I configured to share some this crap from SMB, pass through my Win2k8 box, and forward to the ESXi box? We do have %DOMAIN%\Domain Computers provisioned with read access to the shares in SMB, so is there any hope?