[Samba] How to get rid of a server comment?

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Thu Nov 24 02:00:11 GMT 2005

On Wednesday 23 November 2005 17:01, Adam Nielsen wrote:
> Hi all,
> I initially set up my Samba 3.0.20 box with this config option:
>   server string = My server
> Only then I realised that when I map a network drive under XP, it shows
> up like this:
>   share on 'My server (Hostname)' (X:)
> Where "Hostname" is the name of the machine.  Not wanting "My server"
> showing up everywhere I tried to comment out the "server string" option
> but that changed the comment to the version of Samba I was using, so
> then I set server string to equal nothing.
> Only problem is, the comment is back to "My server", even though that's
> no longer listed in any config file.  When I restart Samba it comes up
> as a master browser with the comment field blank, but after a few
> minutes it's gone back to "My server".
> Even if I edit/delete /var/cache/samba/browse.dat to get rid of the
> string, it's back after a few minutes.
> How can I get rid of the comment altogether?!?

You need to delete it from the registry of all clients that have it registered 
int their registry. Samba does not cache that information.

Go to each Windows client, launch "regedt32" and then search for "My Server", 
then delete each instance.

- John T.

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