This is a multi phase project involving development of a Windows web service running on Windows 2003/2008 platfrom based on C# and .Net 3.5 platfrom.
First phase of the project involves development of a windows service. The service provide a virtual shared drive on the host server. The virtual drive is mapped through the Windows service to a number of drives on other machines on the network. in other words, the host machine will have a virtual shared drive (\\HostName\VirtualShareName)which is accessible and "Mapable" to all devices on the network. The virtual drive consist of a number of physical drives on other machines on the network. All READ/WRITE actions are handled through the web services virtual drive and directed to the physical drive.
All configuration will be managed through [url removed, login to view] and external XML file containing the physical drive name and location.
See attached drawing for a general layout of the architecture