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By teo ·
If a share name is 16 characters, a workstation is not able to see the share name. If the share name is 8 characters, the workstation is able to see it. Is there a way to enable long share name ?

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by mark_lt In reply to Share Name

no, you have reached the limit, sorry

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by teo In reply to Share Name

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by joncr In reply to Share Name

If you mean legacy systems then the answer is no. When you setup a share name you will get a warning if the share is not complient with DOS, Win3.11 etc.
You can however setup more than one share name for each resource. that is, "My Documents share" could be "MYSHARE" aswell so you wont need to change the way all your NT clients access shares.

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by teo In reply to Share Name

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by morgen In reply to Share Name

While both of the other answers are correct, I'd like to add that on some Win95/98 workstations you may experience the same problem. Usually, going to 98 or at least 95 OSR-2 will correct this problem.

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by teo In reply to Share Name

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by paul_beauvais In reply to Share Name

If you are using Netbios names the limit is 15 charictors for the name and 1 charictor reserved for the service that it is using sort of like ports in TCP/IP. every name is acually 15 charictors so the name "Comp1" is really "COMP1 " then the sixteenth is appended. Netbios needs this standard length to function.

The sort answer is no you have reached your total limit.

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