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The Unofficial Ubuntu Starter Guide
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Q: How to change computer descriptions?

  1. Read General Notes
  2. Read How to install Samba Server for files/folders sharing service?
  3. sudo cp /etc/samba/smb.conf /etc/samba/smb.conf_backup
    sudo gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf
  4. Find this line
    ...
       server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)
    ...
  5. Replace with the following line
       server string = new_computer_descriptions
  6. Save the edited file (sample)
  7. sudo testparm
    sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart
The Unofficial Ubuntu Starter Guide
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