[Samba] ugly name when mapping drives to windows

Clas Mayer clas at mayer.se
Fri Sep 30 18:39:21 GMT 2005

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Gienger" <pgienger at ae-solutions.com>
To: "'Clas Mayer'" <clas at mayer.se>; <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2005 8:28 PM
Subject: RE: [Samba] ugly name when mapping drives to windows

>> 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 =
>> something
>> 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
> name.
> 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.

Thanks Paul!
I found it at


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