[Samba] 20 char usersname on windows 7

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Tue Jun 14 15:24:00 MDT 2011

On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 04:08:57PM -0400, Jorge Concha C. wrote:
> I have a samba PDC running as a domain of 200 pc.
> Samba uses LDAP as a backend.
> The windows are attached to windows xp domain, and we have no problem.
> Now we need to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7.
> The problem is that we have users whose name is longer than 20 characters.
> In tests we have done, these users (username> 20 chars), can not log in to
> computers with Windows 7. However, in Windows XP, they log in without 
> problems.
> Obviously, users with less than 20 characters log in without problems on 
> windows7.
> Any ideas?


Known problem, very likely a Windows bug.


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