Possible to mount NFS location as a drive letter and index it with Windows???
Posted on 2013-01-11
I have a heck of a situation that I have been unable to find anything on the internet about what I'm trying to do. We recently got a new NetApp SAN and wish to use an exported NFS share for our user directories. However, no thanks to MICROSOFT, it is impossible to add a UNC share to the documents library in Windows. Windows can only index drives it sees locally. I have been able to have this work successfully by creating an iSCSI LUN on the Netapp, but when I browse to it in Windows it shows the LUN as one big empty file.
I want to utilize NetApp's snapshot functionality, but this seems impossible to do unless we re-educate all of our users to use their home drive instead of the Documents redirection which is what they're used to currently. Should I just abandon this idea, or look into using Shadow Copies in Windows?
Thanks for any help or assistance!