This article demonstrates how to mount a windows CIFS/SMB share from a Linux host.
TIP: You should test that your mount configuration works before rebooting. If you reboot with a bad mount configuration, the Linux server may not boot back up as normal.
TIP2: You can (and possibly should) put your password in a separate file to limit it’s visibility.
Install the required package and make the directory/mount-point:
yum install samba-client mkdir /media/windows
Add the following to your “/etc/fstab” file for mounting to happen on boot. Remember to test it first.
//windows.local/share /media/windows cifs username=myuser,password=mypass 0 0
Having made the changes above, try it out before rebooting. Do so with the following command:
Then check with “mount” or “df -h” that you have your new mount point.