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Old 12-15-2007, 11:58 AM   #1
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Samba Share Mounts but Permission Denied

Hello, I am trying to mount a share from a Windows 2003 server. My overall goal is to do it with pam so when a user logs in it will mount their home directory. (I can figure that out once I get this solved). But, when the share mounts, it says Permission denied. I first started by using pam_mount. And I thought maybe I had something wrong in there, so I manually mounted the share, but same thing. Permission Denied. So I guess my question is, am I doing something wrong on my Linux box, or Windows (I don't know anything about Windows, so I assume thats where the problem is) **One thing to note, the Windows share is "hidden, e.g. share$** Don't know if that causes problems. But, here is the command I issued....
mount -t smbfs //WINSERVER/share$ /mnt/home_share/ -o username=Administrator
Appears as though it mounts fine, but when I navigate to /mnt/home_share, is df -h
/dev/sda2              11G  2.6G  7.5G  26% /
udev                  2.5G  136K  2.5G   1% /dev
/dev/sda3              57G   49M   57G   1% /home
df: `/mnt/home_share': Permission denied
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated, and if more info is needed, I would be glad to supply that.
Thank You!
Old 12-16-2007, 06:21 AM   #2
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The hidden share does not cause problem I have multiple hidden shares and everything works well. I think that the problem is on Windows machine. Check share premissions and security parameters on the share$. You have to allow the user Administrator to access the share$. Also try to set password to user Administrator, and mount it as

mount -t smbfs //WINSERVER/share$ /mnt/home_share/ -o username=Administrator,password=administrators_password


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