[Samba] roaming profile, w2k and chjaracter sets - PLEASE HELP URGENTLY!

Andre de Koning andre at vippayroll.co.za
Wed Oct 1 09:46:40 GMT 2003

I've been running verious version of samba 2.2.x up to last night.
I now converted all my server so 3.0 with ldapsam.

All my w2k roaming profiles now refuse to load, complaining about not being
able to load various files in the profile dir containing special chars.

Things like Sendto\3>> floppy... or 3?floppy or 3||!!|floppy is displayed
where it should be 3<ascii character for half>floppy.

On my linux boxes it also displays it differently on different boxes in
variuos locations.

I obviously need to use the same char set for linux/samba/w2k - does anybody
know what this should be set to and how you set it?  What has changes
between 2.2.x (eg. 2.2.5) and 3.0?

I have the problem that about 500 users can't log in today and only get
temporary profiles.  If anybody is even able to help me at a fee I'm
prepared to pay!

thanks in advance,
André de Koning
IT Manager
Softline VIP Payroll
Tel: +27 12 420 7000
andre at vippayroll.co.za

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