mount: cannot mount block device

I was trying to mount a CIFS / SAMBA share on Debian GNU/Linux 7 (wheezy).

I wasn’t being prompted for a password, I would simply get:

mount -t cifs -o user=admin //10.1.1.10/BLAH remote/
mount: block device //10.1.1.10/BLAH is write-protected, mounting read-only
mount: cannot mount block device //10.1.1.10/BLAH read-only

I needed to install “cifs-utils”

apt-get install cifs-utils

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