Everything About Supporting Windows Clients for GNU/Linux Servers A GNU/Linux server can natively handle requests from macOS and GNU/Linux clients. However, in order to allow Windows based clients to connect to the server, extra steps must be followed: The Link Server daemon must be installed. This allows Windows clients to create symbolic links on your macOS server. Your database files must be shared via the Samba protocol, which is used by Windows clients to access the database. The server.ini file must be filled with information on your database server and its scene data storage spaces. This allows Configuration Wizard to configure Windows clients automatically.