I've been asked to create an intranet at work and thought I'd look at Drupal to get this done. What they want to have is a few blogs, a calendar, a forum as well as a link to all of the documentation that staff are required to be able to access to do their jobs, such as a phone list (in .xls format) and a ton of .pdf files that contain policies and procedures.
I have D7 installed on a 2008R2 server, the same server that contains all of the data. This server doesn't face the internet, so security doesn't have to be too deep.
Anyway, how would I create my site in Drupal so that I can point to the directories on the file server (which everyone can access to read)? I'm ok with a directory listing, it doesn't have to be fancy.
I had explored creating a directory inside of my site then having the files sync between the data drive and the www data store. I looked into having the site tie into our AD infrastructure but it's going to be setup so only a few can add to it and everyone else can read. The forums will be for certain staff (5 or so) to be able to bat around ideas.