How to get Linux to understand/translate windows shared drive letters links
Posted on 2011-05-10
this issue is a little hard to explain so bear with me. We have a windows network powered by a single Windows 2003 server. On that server are a number of folders shared to everyone in the company. There is also a logon script for the windows machines that maps those drives to drive letters locally. So there is an E drive, F drive etc.
Frequently the boss or someone else will email a link to a document referencing one of those drives, like E:\somefolder\mydoc.doc.
So, the question is, is there any way I can get Ubuntu or Mac machines to see that link, convert it to a more friendly network share like \\servername\sharename\somefolder\mydoc.doc so that they are clickable?
This I think is the final step in finally ditching windows for Ubuntu/Fedora and Mac for a sizeable number in my company so any help would be much appreciated.