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Is it possible to change the reported filesystem of a share from a Windows server?

For example, on Linux I can change the smb.conf to have

fstype = NTFS


fstype = Samba

Can this be achieved from a Windows share?

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Why don't you explain the actual problem you're trying to solve? – MDMarra Jan 12 '13 at 17:09
I'm dealing with some software that expects to see a different fstype in the smb data. – mattdwen Jan 12 '13 at 18:42

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