Hello all. As the title suggest, i'm thinking about using Mac OS X Server as a file server for a 50/50 split mac and pc workgroup. Background : We can't take the performance hit that comes from having OS X clients use SMB. The target will also be used for time machine. ExtremeZ-IP is an ExtremeLast-Resort because of the cost. OS X (Lion) Server is already on site. Entire Windows infrastructure is virtualized, and because of the way ESXi handles max size of virtual disks, I would have to have four separate volumes per 1 Tb of data, which is not preferable. My proposed solution: OS X Lion server that hosts home directories and a giant community directory. All file protocols will be enabled on the server. Any performance problems with OS X implementation of SMB (which I understand has changed)? Any commentaries would be great.