Mounting SMB shares in SynaMan
This feature is only available in the Enterprise Edition of SynaMan
Starting version 4.1, SynaMan supports remote drives mapped to a drive letter on Windows. Although this
feature is available both on Linux and Windows, it has more value on Windows. That is because you can
achieve the same functionality on Linux, Mac or Unix by using the
command on the OS.
Using a mapped drive on Windows is not possible because the concept of a mapped drive is associated with a user.
For example, if userA creates a mapped drive, that is not available for userB. Since SynaMan runs as a background
service, drives mapped by regular users are not visible to this service.
Creating SMB Shares
- Log in using the admin account
- Click Manage Folders
- Click Mounts
- Specify a friendly name, select a drive letter and specify a shared path. Ensure you are able
to access the files on the remote machine using an interactive windows session.
- Once an SMB drive letter is created, you will see the newly added drive letter in the Browse
window when creating a new Shared Folder
- There must be a free drive letter available on the server.
- On some machines, if a drive letter is occupied
by a background service, users will not be able to use that same drive letter for their own use.