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I just installed debian and samba my debian computer name is "debian" but after installing samba it is showing like this(in windows network places)

"Samba 4.1.17-Debian(Debian)"

How can I edit/change this description "Samba 4.1.17-Debian" ?

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Edit /etc/samba/smb.conf, in [global] section, change the following configurations:

netbios name = Debian
server string = Debian
  • Thanks, I have made the change and then restarted the samba using /usr/sbin/service smbd restart but network places are still showing old name will it take time to show? – Bobby Apr 16 '16 at 16:04
  • @Bobby Are you using a windows client or Linux one? – daisy Apr 16 '16 at 16:08
  • I am using Windows client – Bobby Apr 16 '16 at 16:09
  • @Bobby see my update – daisy Apr 16 '16 at 16:12

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