[Samba] Changing the server string server string

Andres Tarallo tarallo at ort.edu.uy
Tue Jul 4 19:15:57 GMT 2006

Holy Windows !!!!!, I never thought that this value was cached into the

I solved it with your advice. Thanks god it's only as small pilot
installation of 20 clients, things are worst in deployment (more than
400  clients)

John H Terpstra wrote:
> 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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