Mounting Windows Shares using Samba

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Mounting Windows based shares using Samba

Mounting Windows based shares using Samba is a relatively simple process.

If the share is on a Windows XP, Server 2000 or NT machine you can use the following command:

mount -t smbfs -o username=username //server/share /mountpoint

However for Server 2003 the above command will not work so you simply change smbfs for cifs as shown below.

mount -t cifs -o username=username //server/share /mountpoint

The username should be that of your Windows user and in both examples you will be prompted for your windows password.

For Windows 2008 and higher with Samba on Ubuntu 14.04 or higher you will need to use a command similar to below:

mount -t cifs //server/share /mountpoint/ -o domain=my.domain.local,username=User,sec=ntlm