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With a windows based workstation heavy infrastructure, we have a lot of spare disk space.

I am look about to see if there are any solutions where this space can be used as a sort of distributed NAS.

There is nothing solid I have been able to find for Windows but I was wondering if anyone else had seen anything.

An example would be OpenAFS which doesn't really seem to support Windows ...

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I'm not sure why you say OpenAFS "doesn't really support Windows" when they clearly have Windows binaries out?

You could also look into setting up a Windows Server with a DFS role and add all your workstation's shares so they are accessible from a single place. But that'd be more like making shortcuts to each share rather than consolidating all workstation's shares into one big storage space (which is probably what you're after).

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OpenAFS has support for windows clients but not windows servers as I read it. – JTew Mar 23 '11 at 1:48
@JTew It's considered experimental. If you're not planning on implementing this in a critical production environment, I'd say just go for it! – Rob Mar 23 '11 at 7:22

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