Mandrake 10 as well as most popular Linux distributions ship with Samba. Once Samba is configured you can browse
the Windows file servers with read and write access. For your situation you should look in the Mandrake Control Center under Mount Points > Set Samba mount points. Also, check out the Samba Web page for detailed information. Fellow SearchEnterpriseLinux expert John Terpstra published a rather good book earlier this year called Samba-3 by Example (ISBN: 0131472216) that may be of help. Also, the Samba Learning Guide here at SearchEnterpriseLinux would be an excellent reference for solving your problem and understanding how Samba works.
One additional thing to consider is that Linux with Samba makes a very good substitute for a Windows file and print server. At a point that your support ends for that file server you may want to consider a Linux conversion there as well.
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