[Samba] Strange behaviour of clients after changing Full Name via pdbedit
Dr. Harry Knitter
harry at knitter-edv-beratung.de
Mon Jul 23 06:23:42 MDT 2012
after having changed the Full Name of a user via pdbedit the user profile of
this user is not loaded properly any more by the XP clients.
So we renamed again back to the original Full Name and the profile could be
loaded. However, something went wrong
All settings like network drives were gone.
Then we restored the whole profile folder from backup (The user was logged
Again, however, we got troubles. Situation didn´t change. The profile was
loaded but the settings still were gone.
We had to restore the drives manually.
In Addition now the client has only an English keybord layout and there is no
possibility to get the original German one back. There is nothing to see in
the systray nor can the classical view of the control panel be switched on to
change keybord layout for this specific user.
The local Admin can change everything and has the right keyboard layout.
We had to change the Full Name of this user, because Windows 7 doesn´t support
Umlauts in Full Name and we want to move this user from XP now to Windows 7 in
Our samba version is 3.5.6 on a debian squeeze system.
Thanks in advance
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