[Samba] Clarification: Can Windows 'Network Drive' name be changed ?

Gary Roussak Gary.Roussak at tyrrellsystems.com
Thu Nov 17 14:42:59 GMT 2005

This morning I placed a post on this mailing list as follows:
In Windows Explorer, 'Network Drives' section, the Samba share I've set
up is described as:

share on 'Samba 3.0.14a-0.4-SUSE (Our_server_IP_Address)' (K:)

Is there any way of configuring Samba to display something other than
"Samba 3.0.14a-0.4-SUSE (Our_server_IP_Address)" as the Network Drive
description, for example:

share on 'Our Samba Server' (K:) 
I've had a look through man smb.conf but cannot find anything.

Thank you to those who replied. You all mentioned "server string". A
couple of you went a little further and accused me of not "reading the
xxxxxxx manual". Thank you for the reminder but I am well aware of the
protocol for using bulletin boards, forums, mailing lists, etc. In fact
I had already read the online Samba guide, and two sets of man pages,
and I had already seen and tried "server string" without success.
It is also protocol to not be offensive on mailing lists, so perhaps
you could refrain from that in the future.
My post used the specific words "Network Drive name" for a good reason.
If in Windows XP, you open up Network Places, there are normally four
columns: "Name", "Comments", "Computer" and "Network Location". I can
change the content of the "Computer" column by using "server string" in
smb.conf, but I actually wanted to be able to change the string 'Samba
3.0.14a-0.4-SUSE (Our_server_IP_Address)' that appears in the "Name"
To clarify, my question was whether this was changeable from the server
Thank you.
Gary Roussak
Senior Software Developer
Tyrrell Systems Limited
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