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Mount a window folder on Red Hat

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My window users can login to my Linux Red Hat server and able to connect to the share folder on Window server through GUI.

Is it possible to actually mount a Window share folder such that user could simply click the mapped folder on the desktop and access the shared folder directly ?

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Yes. Use smbmount.
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You can mount a windows folder in Linux through mount command.

Please use below given command to mount the same.

# mount -t cifs //<IP or Host name of win server>/<share> -o username=<username>,password=<password> /<mount_point>   [Press Enter]

Please use the windows user name and password of the user who have permission on that perticular share.

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smbmount doesn't work and it says smbmount: command not found, although the samba client package has been installed.

mount works but it says only root has the right to use the mount command.

I'm using Red hat Enterprise 5. Any further advise ?
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Hi!

Add the keyword "user" in your fstab. Example:

//192.168.1.1/Shared /mnt/shared cifs auto,user,username=xxxxx,workgroup=xxxxx,password= xxxxx,uid=500,gid=500,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 ,rw 0 0

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Regards, Tobias
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You need the cifs-utils package installed

You either download the rpm or easier is

yum install cifs-utils

Then the above commands will work for you
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