[Samba] Automount from Windows w/o logging in first?

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Sat Mar 27 02:33:04 GMT 2004

On Fri, 2004-03-26 at 14:53, Malcolm Baldridge wrote:
> I am trying to do something which should seem very straightforward,
> not to mention, not unusual for load-balanced web servers, namely:
> providing a faceless/login-less mounting of SMB shares from NT4 and
> Win2K servers.
> Yes, I accept that I will need to stash a plaintext login key in some
> script or registry key.  The security impacts are acceptable.
> I have the latest Samba 2.2.x server, and a bunch of NT4 (soon to be
> Windows 2000 Server) web-servers from which I'd like to serve IISROOT
> directories residing on a samba share.
> I've tried NTResKit srvany.exe'ing a "net use" command and lots of
> other hacks to wire in a "service" which provides a complete "net use
> W: \\server\WEB\ webpassword /user:weblogin" sort of thing.  No dice.
> Soo.... how DO you automatically mount shares without having to login
> at the console, so that IIS/Cold-Fusion can serve content out of the
> Samba share?
why not use dfs?


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