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How do you connect a Suse Linux 9.2 Workstation to a Windows 2003 Domain

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I have a Windows 2003 server with users home directories on it.  I have just installed Suse Linux 9.2 on a test laptop and want to be able to browse the network and setup the users home directory on their machines. My question is how do I do this? I have installed samba client and so can see the Windows server when I use the smb://servername/share command through Konqueror  but I would like to be able to map the drive as though it is a Windows XP machine. Please note I am  a Linux newbie so simple solution is needed!!!!
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If it is just the mapping of the drive you are after (rather than complete integration) then you need to add a line to your /etc/fstab in the form:

//<computer>/<share>  <local-mount-point>   smbfs   noauto,username=<Win32UserName>,passwd=<Win32Password>

(Remove the "noauto," if you want it mounting at boot.)

An alternative to specifying the username and passwd options in the fstab is to create a new file with the details:

username=<username>
password=<password>
domain=<domain>

Then reference the file you create with a credentials= parameter in the fstab:

//<computer>/<share>  <local-mount-point>   smbfs   noauto,credentials=<path-to-file-with-logon-details>

HTH
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