Final update, it worked on the production server!! so now our forum is working properly sending emails the Linux way on a Windows Server OS, quite nice I would say, just as a side note our forum is actually really small in number of users, as it is an internal forum, so I can't assure this setup will work out to other forum's expectations or needs, also I would like to add that this shouldn't be the way to do it on Windows as it is kind of a weird way to handle it so in later versions it would be nice to see it reworked or polished for Windows environments (especially because it looks like the program used to simulate sendmail on Windows is no longer receiving maintenance).
install nodeBB in windows
looking into that link, it looks the nodeBB works with Redis database instead of MongoDB if it is installed in windows. is that correct?
What is python used for ? I cannot see any place python is used. thanks.
You can use mongodb on windows as well.
Redis for Windows is not well supported. In fact, it's not even officially supported by Redis. I always use Mongo on Windows. (and I dev on Windows) because Redis is a pain to set up.
Python is used for build scripts for dependencies AFAIK. This may no longer be necessary.