[Samba] Strange behaviour of clients after changing Full Name via pdbedit

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 08:32:52 MDT 2012

Are network drives handled by a login script?     If the network script
tries to use the username variable to map drives, changing name could
break somthing.

Are these roaming profiles or local?  For local profiles, the local
profile name should match the user name.   Did that change?  Can you
check the perms on the local profile directory? 

On 07/23/12 08:23, Dr. Harry Knitter wrote:
> Hallo,
> 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 
> out).
> 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 
> near future.
> Our samba version is 3.5.6 on a debian squeeze system.
> Thanks in advance
> Harry

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