If you want to use SMB folder sharing for vagrant on a windows machine, you will need to run the CLI as administrator and then provide the login and password. The problem is that MinTTY and Cygwin do not support the no-echo TTY mode.
To fix this I use this code snippet:
# Capture username and password for smb synced folders (Windows) if OS.windows? puts "\e[36mDue to MinTTY and Cygwin not supporting the no-echo TTY mode" puts "it is necessary to request your account username and password" puts "at this stage in order to correctly setup SMB shared folders.\e[0m" puts if !parameters['smb_username'] print "\e[35mEnter username:\e[0m " STDOUT.flush smb_username = STDIN.gets.chomp else puts "\e[32mUser name is already supplied in parameters.\e[0m" puts smb_username = parameters['smb_username'] end if !parameters['smb_password'] # 8m is the control code to hide characters print "\e[35mEnter password:\e[0m \e[0;8m" STDOUT.flush smb_password = STDIN.gets.chomp # 0m is the control code to reset formatting attributes puts "\e[0m" STDOUT.flush else puts "\e[32mUser password is already supplied in parameters.\e[0m" puts smb_password = parameters['smb_password'] end end