[Samba] How to I change server=[Samba 3.04.14a-2] to somethin g else?

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Thu Jun 23 12:33:52 GMT 2005

Geoff Scott wrote:
> John H Terpstra wrote:
>>On Wednesday 22 June 2005 22:53, Geoff Scott wrote:
>>>populations IT knowledge!)
>>In your smb.conf [global] set:
>>	server string = MADMAX
>>That will stop display of the samba version info. You will have to
>>clear the connection history from ALL Windows clients - they remember
>>the old server string and do not refresh it.  
>>- John T.
> Yep, I had a server string in there for a week already.  And did a reload,
> but nothing changed.  It's been showing "Samba 3.0.7" in the window title
> bars for ages even though I've been on 3.0.14a for a while.
> So do I completely restart all smbd processes, or do I have to restart every
> windows box before the server string (windows title bar) changes?
> Regards Geoff Scott

I must apologize that I am causing confusion with my less that clear 
first query.

Ok, I have set server string = ROI Fileserver and that is working.

I will try and post a web page with pictures of what is bugging me 
tonight (at least 12 hours away unfortunately).

In the meantime here is my problem when browsing with Windows XP.

If i connect directly to the Samba server in Windows.  IE:  Set Windows 
explorer to got to:  \\roipdc
The title bar of Windows explorer says:  "ROI-Fileserver (roipdc)" and 
the page shows all the appropriate shares. So that is good.

However, if I double click on an open share.  (The share is called 
"apps" in this case.)  The title bar of Windows explorer then says: 
"apps on Samba 3.0.14-2 (roipdc)"
THAT IS WHAT is bugging me.  I do not want to see "Samba 3.0.14-2" here, 
I want to have this set to something else.

Based on comments I added a comment = string to the GLOBAL section. 
Here is the relavent section of the smb.conf file:

         workgroup = mygroup
         netbios name = roipdc
         server string = ROI Fileserver
	comment = ROI Primary Fileserver

I was hoping the comment string would replace the "Samba 3.0.14-2" 
comment.  I shut down all Windows boxes.  I shut down the Samba 
fileserver.  (Heck I powered off the entire network...)  I then powered 
up the server and then a single windows box.  Yet the Samba 3.0.14-2 
comment is still there.

As I said, I will post screen captures of this tonight onto a webpage 
for review in case my description above is lacking.

Comments or suggestions?

And thank you to everyone posting suggestions.  I have used Samba since 
1997 and love it.  I just want to figure out how to make a small change 
with the way it works with Windows XP to lessen confusion with end 
users.  It is a question that comes up frequently enough lately I 
thought I would ask on the Samba mailing list.


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