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We have few Window Servers (Window 2003 & Window 2008) running with limited disk space. Is it possible to attach a NAS (eg Synology) directly to it with a CAT5 cable. Can it be recognized and used under Disk management in Window server ? Alternatively, another cost effect solution to expand the disk ?

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Hello,

If you already have the Synology NAS, I believe you can set it up for iSCSI which uses an Ethernet cable and treats the NAS as if it was a local drive on the server.

See here for more information.  Hopefully this applies to your setup:

http://forum.synology.com/wiki/index.php/How_to_use_the_iSCSI_Target_Service_on_the_Synology_DiskStation

http://www.synology.com/dsm/business_storage_virtualization_iscsi_support.php?lang=us
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After configuring it in Synology, how can I make it available in Window server as if it is a local disk ?

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This link shows how to mount the iSCSI target on Windows:

http://forum.synology.com/wiki/index.php/How_to_use_iSCSI_Targets_on_Windows_Computers
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