[Samba] Trouble with charsets on samba4

Nicola Tiling nti at w4w.net
Thu Dec 19 09:08:27 MST 2013


I have much trouble with german umlauts.

I've installed samba4 as a DC in an existing Windows Domain. The first join I made with a blank smb4.conf
"samba-tool domain join DOMAIN DC -UAdministrator%Passwort --realm=DOMAIN.LOCAL --server=windows-dc.domain.local --use-ntvfs" 
It works fine and everything is synced.

On the share we have directories and files with german umlauts. They are not shown if I don't set "unix charset = ISO8859-15" in the smb4.conf.
But with this setting domain members with umlauts in there name (not the login but the first or last name) can't login! They are not found. Also wbinfo -g don't show the default domain user group which is named "domänen-benutzer" in german. 
So I have the choice users can't login or directories and files are not seen if one of them have a umlaut in its name...

Any help would be great.


P.S. Another problem with the installation in a german enviroment was the name of the site. samba4 requires the english default site "Default-First-Site-Name" - but on a german domain the default is called "Standardname-des-ersten-Standortes". One have to create the site "Default-First-Site-Name" manually before samba4 can join a german domain.
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