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Old 06-14-2012, 02:44 PM   #1
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problems with mounting a windows 7 shared folder in linux

Ok here is the situation, i have a mixed network(windows xp, windows 7, some linux machine (centOS)), the linux machine works as a server, and i want the server to have access to the shared folders of the other machines connected in the local network.
i have no problem mounting shares from windows xp, i have problems with the windows 7 shares.
#some othe shares
cli_rpc_pipe_open: cli_nt_create failed on pipe \srvsvc to machine MACHINENAME.  Error was NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED
tried with
smbtree -U username
same result.
Then i tried
the result
where can come from?
the i tried to mount directly with the IP
 mount -t cifs // /mnt/aa/ -o user=username
the result
mount error 5 = Input/output error
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page ( mount.cifs)
the windows 7 user has only username, with no password. any idea where the problem may come from?
not quite sure is this is a linux problem, but it would be nice to have some light on the issue, where might the problem be coming from.
Old 06-14-2012, 03:10 PM   #2
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Its a windows side problem. Here is some info to read up on(its windows XP but the same fundamentals apply here)

You need to make sure you setup your Guest account to have permissions to the folder you are sharing and setup firewall rules to let the connections through.


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