[cifs-protocol] [REG:119021819676760] Group Policy GPT.INI file encoding

Edgar Olougouna edgaro at microsoft.com
Mon Feb 18 04:43:10 UTC 2019

Hello Garming, Denis,
Glad to hear from you Denis. Thank you Garming for reaching out. 
One of our team members will look into this and follow-up soon.


-----Original Message-----
From: Garming Sam <garming at catalyst.net.nz> 
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2019 4:42 PM
To: Interoperability Documentation Help <dochelp at microsoft.com>
Cc: cifs-protocol at lists.samba.org; Denis CARDON <dcardon at tranquil.it>
Subject: Group Policy GPT.INI file encoding


According to Denis, cc'd here, using a French RSAT appears to be writing GPT.INI files which are not UTF-8, but instead using ISO-8859 to represent accented characters (in the display name for a GPO).

[MS-GPOL] 2.2.4 GPO Search


"The gpt.ini file MUST be encoded in UTF-8..."

According the the documentation, it is required to be UTF-8, so something doesn't quite add up here. Denis can probably reconfirm himself, but any assistance reproducing or confirming this behaviour would be appreciated. Assuming this is an issue, it's unclear what the effect of other locales is.



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