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Old 09-21-2005, 10:00 AM   #1
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Question Authentication Error when trying to smbmount a Windows Share

I'm having an authentication problem mounting a Windows share using smbmount.

I have a Windows 2003 server setup in a Windows 2003 Active Directory Forest. I have created a share on this box that I want to connect to using my Linux server. The Windows server only has one local account on it that I can use to connect with; the renamed Administrator account. I am trying to use smbmount and specify the renamed Adminstrator account for the username and that share, however it fails authenticaton, and when I look at the security logs on the Windows server, I see where root tried to authenticate and failed (since there is no account called "root" on the Windows server).

Here is my synatx:
smbmount "//<server>/<share>" /mnt/winfs username=<administrator account>

I keep getting the access denied.

Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong? How can I mount the Windows share over the network using an account that I specify?


Nevermind, I figured it out. I did more reading on smbmount and apparently I didn't notice the first time that I have to use a "-o" when I want to specify options. Everything works fine now.

Last edited by Therlian; 09-21-2005 at 10:07 AM.
Old 09-22-2005, 07:22 AM   #2
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I think you need to put -o in front of the username parameter, like this:

smbmount //hostname/share /mnt/mountpoint -o username=*****


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