[Samba] Changing the server string server string

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Tue Jul 4 19:02:18 GMT 2006

On Tuesday 04 July 2006 13:54, Andres Tarallo wrote:
> I'm using Samba 3.0.22, My samba server announces as "SAMBA
> 3.0.22xxxxxx", so I added in the samba conf a line that says server
> string = File Server.
> tesparm reports that everything is Ok, but I when I browae the shares
> the old name still appears. Coukd it be hardwired?

No, it is NOT hard-wired - but your MS Windows clients have stored the 
original value in their registry. If you want to change what the client now 
thinks it is - go edit those registries!  This is a great way to have fun 
with Windows. :-) (not!).

- John T.

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