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

Paul Gienger pgienger at ae-solutions.com
Fri Nov 18 15:33:00 GMT 2005

> > >> 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
> > > 
> 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.
> Craig

Yes it does.  I can't remember exactly where it is since I've made this sane
on my network, but it's easy to find, especially if you have something
unique as the server string to search for.  For example, in our net it was
'samba mania', so I searched for that and it was pretty easy to find.  If
you have the version number, then search on that string, it's safe to say
that no where else in the registry will care what the version number is so
when you find one occurrence you are at the right spot.  If you can't find
it, set the string to something absurd like 'PLEASEITGUYCOMEFINDME' and
connect as a new user on that machine.

You can safely delete the whole key area when you find it as it's just a

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