[cifs-protocol] Status: Please clarify LSA and OsVersion behaviour in MS-NRPC (SRX090713600128)

Bill Wesse billwe at microsoft.com
Fri Aug 28 08:51:20 MDT 2009

Good morning! I will be out of the office on vacation, returning Monday, September 7. My colleague, Hongwei Sun will be your contact during my absence.

We expect to have the updated document change information soon.

Bill Wesse
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-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Bartlett [mailto:abartlet at samba.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 9:18 PM
To: Bill Wesse
Cc: pfif at tridgell.net; cifs-protocol at samba.org; Matthias Dieter Wallnöfer
Subject: RE: Status: Please clarify LSA and OsVersion behaviour in MS-NRPC (SRX090713600128)

On Tue, 2009-08-25 at 07:17 -0700, Bill Wesse wrote:
> Thanks again for your input; my response interpolated below...
> >> Good morning Andrew - I have attached a pdf showing the changes that will be in the next update to [MS-NRPC] concerning section NETLOGON_WORKSTATION_INFO OsVersion field description.
> >> 
> >> These changes will reference [MS-RPRN], which has a full definition for the OSVERSIONINFOEX structure; I have provided a link for this:
> >> 
> >> [MS-RPRN]: Print System Remote Protocol Specification
> >> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc669279.aspx
> >> 
> >> Please let me know if this answers your question satisfactorily; if so, I will consider the case resolved. Thanks for helping us improve our documentation!
> >While the proposed changes remove the outright incorrect information, I don't see how they help us populate the >operatingSystemVersion attribute.  The references to the update, and the rules by which it is processed need to be >corrected rather than just removed. 
> I'm not sure I understand what is not specified in '[MS-RPRN] OSVERSIONINFOEX'. After running down the links in that topic, I see they contain essentially the same information as the MSDN 'OSVERSIONINFOEX Structure' (link shown below, not included in the doc, since we cannot cite MSDN content as normative).
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms724833.aspx
> Could you elaborate on what sort of processing you are referring to (beyond the implicit matching between the OsName text and OsVersion structured data)?

No, it is the removal of the explanation of how the OS version specified here is translated into the operatingSystemVersion attribute, and how/when that is done that seems to have been removed. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Cisco Inc.

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