I thought about this blog from Nestor Urquiza. If you are like me, then your Linux servers are like an island in a sea of Windows servers. Here is how you can mount drives without the use of samba.
First, create a directory: sudo mkdir /mnt/ultralord-logs/
Now, lets try to make the mount:
Here, I am mounting the //ultralord-main/logs with the username "gandalf" and the domain "ultralord". If the username is only a local user (not in the domain), then the domain will be the name of the computer "domain=ultralord-main".
Now, check if the mount was valid by doing: ls -l /mnt/ultralord-logs
I always recommend to setup a credential file to hide the username and password.
If you are able to see logs in the directory, then you are ready to edit the /etc/fstab so that the mount happens automatically.
If when trying to mount a drive you get the following:
The solution is to install smbfs