Getting Windows clients to see upper-case filenames?

D. Sadowski dssambasmb at
Fri Sep 16 03:45:22 GMT 2005

Hi.  I'm new to Samba, and I'm writing with a couple
of questions regarding filenames. I'm using the
17-AUG-2005 build of 2.2.8 from Jean-Yves Collot's Web
page on a OpenVMS Alpha 7.3-2 system that uses ODS-2. 
I'm using the VMS system as a Samba server.  The
Windows clients use Windows XP and Windows 2003

To the Windows clients, the names of all files stored
in the Samba shares appear as lower-case filenames,
and this is what I'm trying to change.  For example,
if someone executes a DIR command from a Command
Prompt window, the filenames appear in lower case. 
The lower-case names are causing problems for a
Windows application that expects to see the filenames
in upper case.  (FWIW, the filenames may be longer
than 8.3).

I read the "Name Mangling and Case" section of the
"Using Samba" book, and I tried assigning various
values to the configuration parameters "case
sensitive", "default case", "preserve case", and
"mangle case" in SMB.CONF, but every attempt was
unsuccessful.  The filenames always appeared in lower
case on the Windows client.

Can someone please point me in the right direction? 
Is there a combination of Samba 2.2 configuration
parameters that can force the filenames to appear in
upper case when viewed by the Windows client PCs?

- Duane Sadowski

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