[cifs-protocol] RE: CAR - ldap display specifiers

Bill Wesse billwe at microsoft.com
Thu Jul 2 09:17:36 MDT 2009

Good morning Tridge! I will be your contact for this issue, and expect to have some initial feedback for you within several working days.

Bill Wesse
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-----Original Message-----
From: tridge at samba.org [mailto:tridge at samba.org] 
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2009 3:15 AM
To: Interoperability Documentation Help
Cc: pfif at tridgell.net; cifs-protocol at samba.org
Subject: CAR - ldap display specifiers 


We've been having trouble getting AD server administrative tools (such
as the users and computers tool) working correctly when using a Samba
DC. The problem is that we don't have all the entries from the
CN=DisplaySpecifiers,CN=Configuration part of the ldap tree.

To work correctly for english we at minimum need all of the CN=409
entries, but we also want to work correctly with the 23 other
languages that AD supports.

The WSPP docs don't seem to contain these DisplaySpecifier
entries. The 2.2.1 table in [MS-ADTS].pdf has the mappings from the
LCID to the language, but we need the full ldif for the entries

I think you either need to publish these as a lump of ldif (it would
be over 30k lines of ldif I think) or you need to publish an approved
tool for WSPP licensees to use to extract the DisplaySpecifier
information from a running Windows DC, and make it clear that the
output is then available to licensees under the WSPP license
terms. We'd be happy to write that tool for you if you like.

Please don't just stick it all in a PDF format in a WSPP update -
extracting large lumps of ldif back out of PDFs is pretty nasty :-)

Cheers, Tridge

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