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How do I mount a SMB share using the guest user?

I know how to do it with an AFP share: mount volume "afp://;AUTH=NO%20USER%20AUTHENT@NAS_AB01(AFP)._afpovertcp._tcp.local/Images"

How do you do it with an SMB share?

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What version of OS X? – slhck Dec 14 '12 at 6:22
man mount_smbfs on OS X 10.8 has the following example: mount -t smbfs //guest:@myserver/PUBLIC /smb/public. Does this work? You could run this from AppleScript using do shell script – Daniel Beck Apr 29 '13 at 7:22
mount volume "smb://server/share" uses the cached user credentials, if they exist, otherwise opens the credentials dialog. mount volume "smb://guest:@server/share" always opens the credentials dialog. – Daniel Beck Apr 29 '13 at 7:34
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You can provide a password after the username separated by a colon :.

With password:

mount volume "smb://username:password@server/share"

Without password:

mount volume "smb://username:@server/share"
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