Tutorial on how to use CIFS/SMB over SSH in Windows

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Sometimes there is a need to mount a remote Windows/Samba directory, but all you have is an SSH connection to a remote server close to the fileserver. This tutorial tries to explain how you can set up these Windows shares on Windows 10.

The concept behind mounting shares using SSH is this:

This tutorial has been tested on Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10.

Note This tutorial does not work on Windows Server 2016 or 2019. If someone finds a way to make it work for Windows Server editions please let me know!

Types of access

For Windows 10+, the tutorial is now split into multiple parts, depending on the type of remote server access that is required:

Legacy tutorials

The following legacy tutorial pages are also available as single HTML pages: