Ubuntu: 12.04, mapping network drive from windows server 2003



Question:

I'm trying to map a network drive running on a windows server..

I tried using the Connect to Server GUI but didn't get anywhere so I tried mounting it in the terminal but have had little success.

basically here are the details of the server I am trying to connect to and what I have tried: (in fstab)

SERVER=10.26.136.12  SHARE=8279  MOUNTPOINT=/home/jacobian/mystuff  FS_TYPE=cifs  SMB_CREDENTIALS=/home/jacobian/.smbcredentials  

(.smbcredentials)

username=[domain]/[myusername]  password=[mypassword]  

when I try to mount using

sudo mount -t cifs //10.26.136.12/8279 /home/jacobian/mystuff -o credentials=/home/jacobian/.smbcredentials  

I get Mount error(13) permission denied.

My credentials are correct because when I log into a windows machine and type \10.26.136.12\8279 and use [myusername]@[domain] [mypassword] it connects and works correctly.

Any help with what I am doing wrong is greatly appreciated.

I am trying to convert my work computer over to ubuntu and this is what makes or breaks it.

thanks.


Solution:1

Having had the exact same problem, installing the package samba4-clients resolved everything and now everything works as before the upgrade when I was on Oneiric Ocelot

so, all I did was:

    sudo apt-get install samba4-clients  


Solution:2

It's weird - in Ubuntu 12.04 I'm also having problems connecting to Windows Shares with the Connect to Server GUI. Most of the time, I just can't connect to the Windows Shares!

But if, in the Connect to Server GUI, I use...

Server: MyServerIPAddress; Type: Windows Share; Share: c$; Folder: /; Domain Name: MYDOMAIN (in capital letters); User Name: MyUserName@MyDomain.local; Password: MyPassword

...then somehow I've been connecting to Windows Shares, some of the times!

But if I use the Server's name (instead of IP address), and if I use just MyUserName (without @MyDomain.local), then I can't connect to any Windows Shares at all.

And that's on 2 newly-upgraded Ubuntu 12.04 PC's - one at work and one at home. Both have the same problem.


Solution:3

One thing that worked for me was to remove the domain from the username and add it in as a separate parameter: domain = whatever.

As stated in an answer above: upper case the domain name!!! .... this appears to be a new gotcha in Precise not present in older versions.


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