I'm reading through the documentation for DSfW here.

We have an existing eDirectory Tree, multiple partitions containing users. We want to implement a NetApp filer for Windows and Macintosh users. This would be taking the current fileserver load from our Netware boxes. Can the filer directly join the DSfW domain, and authenticate our existing users to the CIFS shares on the filer? It seems to me like most of the documentation refers to simply creating a DSfW domain, and then doing a forest level trust over to a real AD, but I would think you can join machines directly to the DSfW domain, and that the filer wouldn't know any better.

Thanks in advance,