I have a related question. A client of mine paid a developer for an Access database. The developer (who now is impossible to reach) said in his written instructions that the database MUST be served on NT.
if you are going to serve dynamic pages from the Access database then Yes, it must be served on NT. IIS has the functions built in to run access just the same as running it on PC. I believe from Toolman that ASP will run on unix through Chillisoft, but as far as I am aware Access cannot.
In the case above, the access database is residing on the unix server, but when "clicked on", I believe the database would be loaded in the client machine, ie., Windows.