[Samba] Users full name

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at whitemice.org
Sat Nov 12 02:48:27 MST 2011

On Sat, 2011-11-12 at 09:42 +0100, Gémes Géza wrote:
> 2011-11-12 04:02 keltezéssel, Philippe LeCavalier írta:
> > Hi.
> >
> > On Thu, 2011-11-10 at 21:14 +0100, Gémes Géza wrote:
> >> 2011.11.10. 20:39 keltezéssel, Philippe LeCavalier írta:
> >>> Hi everyone.
> >>> What's the trick to get the users full name in the start menu? I used to
> >>> think it was as simple as assigning it in the system account on the
> >>> samba server but that doesn't seem to work.
> >> It can be set with pdbedit -r -u username -f "Full Name"
> > This seems to work.
> > So to be clear; smbpasswd can't pull the account full name field?
> smbpasswd was designed when the only available account database was the
> file /etc/smbpasswd (before samba 3.0). You can see what that format
> supports by listing you account database with:
> pdbedit -Lw
> (aka the smbpasswd format)

smbpasswd is *old*.  You can use the tools to migrate to tdbsam.

pdbedit -i smbpasswd -e tdbsam

You should probably jump to tdbsam [and leave smbpasswd] in any case.

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