It's OK, everyone's gotta start somewhere!
You're using the directory from my example as a mount point:
This won't exist (unless you've created it), so I'd change it to something that does exist...
Create a new directory:
sudo mkdir /mnt/gandalf
Change your 'smbfstab' file (replace '/local/mount/point' with '/mnt/gandalf')
sudo gedit /etc/samba/smbfstab
Restart smbfs to pick up the changes:
sudo /etc/init.d/smbfs restart
Then see if you can see your files:
ls -la /mnt/gandalf
Then create a sym-link to your windows share on your desktop:
ln -s /mnt/gandalf ~your-ubuntu-user-name-here/Desktop/Gandalf
Double click new 'Gandalf' icon on your desktop.