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

Obaid Farooqi obaidf at microsoft.com
Tue Feb 19 21:01:13 UTC 2019

Hi Garming:
I'll help you with this issue and will be in touch as soon as I have an answer.

Obaid Farooqi
Escalation Engineer | Microsoft 

-----Original Message-----
From: "Edgar Olougouna" <edgaro at microsoft.com> 
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2019 8:43 PM
To: "Garming Sam" <garming at catalyst.net.nz>
Cc: "MSSolve Case Email" <casemail at microsoft.com>; "cifs-protocol at lists.samba.org" <cifs-protocol at lists.samba.org>; "Denis CARDON" <dcardon at tranquil.it>
Subject: [REG:119021819676760] Group Policy GPT.INI file encoding

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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