How to manually mount a Windows server from Reload

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How do I manually mount the Windows Groupwise server, from Reload?


The default protocol for mounting a Windows server is CIFS.  Go through the following steps to create a mount;

1) Create a share on the Windows server with the correct rights

2) Create a temporary directory under the /mnt directory.  In this example we will use 'gwtemp' (/mnt/gwtemp).  This is where a mount will be created for the remote file system. 
Example: mkdir /mnt/temp

3) Create a mount to the remote file system.  This is done using the "mount" command.
mount -t cifs -o username=<windows user>,password=<password> //<ip of remote server/share directory> /<path to local directory>
example: mount -t cfis -o username=administrator,password=gwavaadmin // /mnt/gwtemp

4) Change directory to the newly mounted directory, this should look like the root of the post office directory.
example: cd /mnt/gwtemp

Additional Information

This article was originally published in the GWAVA knowledgebase as article ID 1557.