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

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Fri Nov 18 02:49:33 GMT 2005

On Thu, 2005-11-17 at 16:35 -0500, Gary MacKay wrote:
> kurt weiss wrote:
> > Gary Roussak schrieb:
> > 
> >> 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:
> > 
> > 
> > in smb.conf:
> > server string = text
> > 
> > RTFM before posting to the list (see rules)
> > 
> Easy on the RTFM. :) I also fought this for along time. Even after I changed the above mentioned string, the d*&m XP machines still displayed the long name. There is some sort of cacheing going on in XP that has to be cleared. Sorry I don't have it in front of me at the moment, but be aware of that Gary and Google for the instructions.
unmount /remount the drives?

I seem to recall some of this stuff getting stored in the registry.


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