Accessing Windows directory from Solaris Box
Posted on 2006-04-25
We have a Windows 2003 server that will produce files and dump them into a certain directory. We then need a separate Solaris 8 box to poll this directory periodically and if any files exist, pull them down to a certain area in the Solaris box.
I have been looking at installing UNIX services for Windows, setting up an NFS mount, then creating cron script on the
Solaris box to do the polling and moving of directories/files. Ideally - there needs to as little downtime as possible - and looking at demo's/work instructions on Microsoft's site, I would first need to upgrade to Windows 2003 SR2 (which would require downtime), then install all these UNIX services/NFS addons on the Windows box which again would require more downtime for reboots etc.
Am I over complicating this? Is there an easier way to do this?