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

Hendrik hendrik at styx.homeunix.org
Wed Oct 1 08:24:14 GMT 2003


Within Samba 3.0 it doesn't support charsets like in Samba 2.x.x.

Try this in your smb.conf GLOBAL:

        unix charset =3D CP850

Perhaps this too:

        unicode =3D Yes

I think this should help.

On Wed, 1 Oct 2003, Andre de Koning wrote:

> 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 bei=
> 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 anyb=
> 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,
> Andr=E9 de Koning
> IT Manager
> Softline VIP Payroll
> Tel: +27 12 420 7000
> andre at vippayroll.co.za
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