[Samba] Where does Windows get the samba name to put into the Network Share name?

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Tue Feb 10 23:55:05 GMT 2009

On Tuesday 10 February 2009 17:33:02 Cross, Kent G (US SSA) wrote:
> I have upgraded our sun server from samba 3.0.20b to version 3.2.4. If I
> type "smb -V" on the sun, I get the proper version number of "Version
> 3.2.4". When I map a network drive from my PC to a share named "home1"
> on the sun, the PC mount point is named "home1 on 'Samba 3.0.20b
> (server)'. I have unmapped all drives and re-mapped them with the same
> result.
> Where is my PC getting the older version number from? 

The windows client caches that info in the HKLU part of the registry. It does 
not refresh it until it is deleted manually.

- John T.

> I copied the
> private folder, smb.conf, and smbpasswd from the old version to the new
> install location. Could it be getting "Samba 3.0.20b" from one of these
> files?
> Thanks in Advance

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