Oliver Rehmann oliver_rehmann at compuserve.com
Thu Mar 23 14:03:57 GMT 2000

Dear Samba Users

I detected a strange behaviour between Win2k Prof. and Samba and I hope
somebody can help me
fixing it.

The Bug:

Samba does not correctly return the volume name back to win2k.
In the man pages it is written that by default the sharename is returned as
This works fine for Win98 and NT4 but not for Win2k.

If I say "label v:" (needless to say that v: is my samba drive) from Win2k I
get the following result:

Microsoft Windows 2000 [Version 5.00.2195]
(C) Copyright 1985-1999 Microsoft Corp.

H:\>label v:
Volume in drive V: is ???                             <=========== WRONG !
The label should be "privat" not "???"
Volume Serial Number is 0A82-0A10
Volume label (ENTER for none)?


For sure the label is not "???" ! Win2k simply doesn't get a correct answer.

I have a software which does image cataloging (Thumbs Plus v4.1) which
hardly relies on volume labels.
The software works fine on my Windows 98 system. If I access the same
database (from Thumbs Plus)
from Win2k with the same drive (v:) mounted to my Redhat Linux System Thumbs
Plus does not
recognize the pictures on this drive as already cataloged. This works fine
between Win98 and NT4.

The keyword   "volume = privat"   in the share section of my smb.conf file
doesn't help neither.

ANY idea ????

My systems:


RedHat Linux 6.1
Samba Version: samba 2.0.7pre2

Windows 2000:

Intel Windows 2000 Prof. Final (Build 2195) English

With kind regards,

Oliver Rehmann
oliver_rehmann at compuserve.com

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