Super easy. I was doing this today and decided to share it with everyone.
To connect to a Windows SMB share drive from Kali Linux, you can use the following steps:
- Open the File Manager on Kali Linux and click on “Connect to Server”.
- In the “Connect to Server” dialog, select “Windows share” as the type of server.
- In the “Server” field, enter the IP address or hostname of the Windows SMB server that you want to connect to.
- In the “Share” field, enter the name of the SMB share that you want to access.
- If the SMB share requires authentication, enter your username and password in the “Username” and “Password” fields.
- Click on the “Connect” button to connect to the Windows SMB share.
- If the connection is successful, the SMB share will be mounted as a network drive in the File Manager, and you will be able to access its files and folders just like you would with a local drive.
Note: You may need to install the “cifs-utils” package on Kali Linux to be able to connect to Windows SMB shares. You can install it by running the following command in a terminal:
sudo apt-get install cifs-utils
To check the status of the
cifs-utils package on Kali Linux, you can run the following command in a terminal:
dpkg -s cifs-utils
This will display information about the package, including its current status. If the package is installed, you should see output similar to the following:
Status: install ok installed
If the package is not installed, the output will be something like this:
Status: not installed
You can also use the
dpkg command to check if a package is installed without displaying information about it:
dpkg -l cifs-utils | grep ii
This will only display the status line of the package, and if it’s installed, you will see output similar to this:
ii cifs-utils 6.10-1 amd64 Common Internet File System utilities
I hope this helps!