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Unable to Mount Windows Share on Solaris 10

System = SunOS
Release = 5.10
KernelID = Generic_120012-14
Machine = i86pc

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Created a mount point and then ran this command and got this error:

# mount -F smbfs //192.168.2.1/test /mnt/ntserver
mount: Operation not applicable to FSType smbfs

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Any assistance would be appreciated.
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deharvy
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upanwarCommented:
Have you enabled the service:

# svcadm enable network/smb/client

Have you tried to change the FStype as well.

# mount -F cifs //192.168.2.1/test /mnt/ntserver
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deharvyAuthor Commented:
I tried to run that command to enable the service but it didn't work; so I did this:

# svcadm enable network/samba
# svcs -a | grep samba
maintenance    10:56:16 svc:/network/samba:default

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Still no good results:

mount: Operation not applicable to FSType smbfs
mount: Operation not applicable to FSType cifs
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upanwarCommented:
It shows that samba service is not online, it is in maintance mode.

maintenance    10:56:16 svc:/network/samba:default

and the service which you are trying to enable is the samba server service, Is there any client service.
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deharvyAuthor Commented:
# svcs -a | grep smb  
# svcs -a | grep client
disabled       10:49:18 svc:/network/nis/client:default
disabled       10:49:18 svc:/network/ldap/client:default
disabled       10:49:18 svc:/network/nfs/client:default
online         10:49:40 svc:/network/dns/client:default
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upanwarCommented:
Please install smbclient then It will recognise the smbfs and will mount it.
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deharvyAuthor Commented:
I've looked around and can not find a good resource to describe how to install smbclient. It appears to be available. I can find the file and I've configured the smb.conf.

There is no samba executable in /etc/init.d.

Not sure what the next steps are.
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upanwarCommented:
If you dont have good resource for the same then we have a another option.

Could you tell me which windows you are using so that we can install Windows service for Unix on your windows box and then we can create a NFS share and would be able to mount that in your SUN box.

This solution would always work.
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deharvyAuthor Commented:
Ok. Using Windows Server 2003. Also can you provide instructions for Windows XP and 7 as well?

Thanks.
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upanwarCommented:
For Windows server 2003 R2.

You will need to install it by going to add & remove programs and then add/remove window components.  Other Network File and Print Services (click details) - click Microsoft Services for NFS (click details) then select everything that you need.

Then you can manage it with Microsoft Services for Network File System in admin tools.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc786648%28WS.10%29.aspx




You have to download Windows Service for Unix for Windows 2003 server.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=896c9688-601b-44f1-81a4-02878ff11778&displaylang=en

Here is the site that have a step-by-step guide, with screen shots for windows 2003 server.

http://www.techietips.net/networking/create-an-nfs-share-with-microsoft-services-for-uni-15.html

Hope this helps.
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upanwarCommented:
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deharvyAuthor Commented:
This works well. Thanks.
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