[Samba] ugly name when mapping drives to windows
pgienger at ae-solutions.com
Fri Sep 30 18:28:30 GMT 2005
> In windows "this computer" and in explorer the mapping shows
> with the long name
> "sharedfolder at Samba file and print server (server) (X:)"
> Is there a way to remove aleast the
> "Samba file and print server" part of the name.
> I have tryed in netbios name = something and server string =
> With no result
> Any ideas? Thanks in advance
Windows remembers this comment field regardless of what the server is
actually called now, at least in certain versions. If you do a registry
search for that string on the workstation you will find a section that lists
the comment. Also, try looking in your nethood directory, one of these two
locations will have it. You simply clear out references to the old long
I used to have this myself where a previous admin had called our server
'Samba Mania' and I couldn't clear it until I brought in a new machine that
had never known about 'Samba Mania' and they referred to the machine as the
proper name. I went looking and dug up the location that had it. Sorry I
can't be exact, those machines have all been long gone so I can't tell you
exactly where it is.
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