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KB-1782: How to change the description of Samba Server in Network Neighborhood properties

Auditing and Monitoring Service ,   Authentication Service ,   Mac & PC Management Service ,  

12 April,16 at 11:11 AM

Applies to: 

All versions of Centrify-Enabled Samba

 

Question:

When you browse the Windows Network Neighborhood properties, you often find the hostname with a descriptive string “Samba 3.3.9-cdc-4-3.1-130" along with the hostname.  How can you change or remove the description?

 

Answer:

You need to modify the /etc/samba/smb.conf file, in the Global section, add in:

 

Server String = hostname or something descriptive to your environment

 

Save it, and restart Samba services. Browsing the Network Neighborhood properties again will show the descriptive string you entered in the smb.conf.