[Samba] Removing the comments listing

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Tue Dec 20 13:18:59 GMT 2005

On Tue, 2005-12-20 at 12:17 +0000, Amit Sharma wrote:
> >
> >Does anyone know how to remove the browse list comments listing? In other
> >words, in our instance, when you browse the my network places, both the
> >resource name and comments are lengthy Samba 3.0.13. listings.
> >
> As per the man page of smb.conf, That is because "server string = samba %v" 
> is the default value to be displayed in the browse listing.
> You could change it to your required needs. But even though in my case, i am 
> using samba as  a PDC & changing "server string = Linux" doesnt reflect over 
> to my XP clients. I use logon scripts for my users to provide mappings of 
> share with 'net use' command.
> Even after changing "server string = Linux" , i still gets samba & version 
> in the browse listings & drive mappings.
> Can any one be of some help to me on this ?
If you remove the strings from the desktop systems registry, they will
lose their old labels. We had a discussion on this list about that issue
a month ago.


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