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Auto-mounting an SMB share from OS X Lion to a Windows system

Solution When trying to mount a Window share, it will fail if you run it after "sudo" or "sudo -s". It will mount as a regular user (non-sudo) but if you need the OS to perform some automated task using launchd, you will need to put something like the following into your script:

/usr/bin/su - osxuser -c
"/sbin/mount_smbfs //WORKGROUP\;windowsuser:[email protected]/backup /backup"

You can use automount (editing the auto_master file), but this seems to have issues of its own. The command above has worked without issue.
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Article ID: 8
Category: OS X
Date added: 2012-10-28 21:35:47
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