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Old 10-15-2004, 12:33 PM   #1
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accessing home directory on win200X machine from linux client

Howdy all,
I hope someone has a simple answer, which I am sure it is, about how to mount a home directory on a win server from my linux laptop. Our school district uses windows server and if you log in from a windows machine it attaches you to the server and gives you a share on the server that is private and one that is public. I would like to be able to use mine since I see the public one being used between teachers.
What is the easiest way to have it mount my home drive when I log in?

Brian Schneider
Old 10-15-2004, 01:17 PM   #2
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using samba client
try something like:
smbclient -L <server IP> -U<username>%<password>

--does that get you a listing?
if so, we're in business, and can move forward, if not, we have other things to work out first.
Old 10-15-2004, 01:18 PM   #3
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You can use mount to mount a directory:

There is also information there that shows you how to mount a directory on boot.
Old 10-20-2004, 09:44 AM   #4
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Hi again,
I finally got a chance to try secesh's suggestion, but there is one problem, I don't know the server's ip address. I know it goes through a domain controller, but I don't know for sure which server is the one where the files are served off of. Is there a way to find this out? I tried to log in using the domain name, but that failed.

Update: Found the ipaddress for the server and when I use the command that secesh suggests, the console displays what appears to be everyone's sharenames and such. Is this what it is suppose to do? Also the server identifies it self as a Windows 2003 server. Should that make a difference?
Thanks for the help

Last edited by bschneider; 10-20-2004 at 11:03 AM.
Old 10-22-2004, 07:56 AM   #5
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Hello again,
After reading the wiki about samba, it doesn't address or should I say I did not see where it addressed my problem. I tried the commands that were given in the article but it never does seem to allow me to attach to the server. Usually I just get an error message about not being able to find the share point. Do I list the share point like //server-02/mysharename then use my user name and password? I have tried this, but it says that my home share does not exist. Could someone please shed some light on this. Again this is a windows 2003 server.
Brian Schneider


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