After spending hours on searching for hints and help on the web I finally ask for your advice.
I am required to use Windows Home Server (as shipped with my Acer Easystore) to operate a homeserver/NAS in a microsoft-dominated household. While that might be my first fail (xD), here is my problem:
LMDE, which I'm currently using as my main OS, AND Mint_classic both fail to connect or show the shared directories via the network-browser / nautilus in gnome.
The server can be addressed using Firefox, ping and rdesktop, but still giving me no chance to mount the location.
Network-browser does recognise and list the domain created/used by the server but fails to access/mount, supplying the following error-message: "Einhängen des Ortes nicht möglich - Empfangen der Speicherliste vom Server ist gescheitert",
which would roughly translate as: "Unable to mount location - failed to receive volume-/memorylist from server."
Samba-packages and services are installed and running, the server can be properly addressed from any win7-machine.
Thanks for aiding my nooby self xD