I have a client that has a mixed environment of Windows XP and 7, and Mac Lion and Snow Leopard. We recently upgraded their server from Windows 2k3 to Windows 2k8 and realized Microsoft has dropped support for SFM and AFP. I have found ExtremeZ-IP Server, but its $1,500 for 10 users. I know you get what you pay for but there has to be something else out there that is a bit cheaper that does the same thing? Any thoughts or ideas would be very helpful.
Why not just use SMB? From the Mac - smb://WindowsServerName (OS X supports SMB natively which is part of the reason MS dropped SFM/AFP - there's no real need for it anymore).