[Samba] Multilingual Win 2008 R2 problems with Samba 3.6/CentOS 6

Davor Vusir davortvusir at gmail.com
Thu Nov 27 22:04:12 MST 2014

2014-11-27 11:11 GMT+01:00 Peter Astrand <astrand at cendio.se>:
> I'm trying to setup a multilingual Windows 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Server,
> joined to a Samba 3.6.23 domain. The domain join etc works. However, after
> installing MUI packs and switching to Swedish for a test user, I noticed
> that only some parts of the user interface was translated. For example, in
> "Computer" I can see:
> Favoriter
>  | Desktop
>  | Downloads
>  | RecentPlaces
> Thus, only 1 of 4 strings were translated. Same problem is visible on the
> start menu: Calculator is translated to "Kalkylatorn", while Notepad is left
> translated. This seems to be caused by the fact that Calculator.lnk is
> located in c:\programdata\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs\accessories,
> while Notepad.lnk is in the user portion of the start menu. Thus, it is the
> user portion of the start menu that is not translated.
> After some investigation, I noticed that this is caused by wrong file
> attributes: The "Start menu" folder/subfolders loses the "read only"
> attribute. On the Samba side, the mode is:
> drwxrwxr-x+ 3 cendastr cendastr 4096 27 nov 10.57 Start Menu
> What is the recommended solution to this? I recently found:
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_%26_Windows_Profiles#Implementing_roaming_profiles_with_Samba
> However, the suggested configuration is to store roaming profiles on a
> separate share. We would prefer to store them in the UNIX home dir as we
> currently do (logon path = \\%N\%U\.profile). Is that possible?

Is your setup is for Linux computers only? And the use of Remote
Desktop is for certain tasks? If so, yes. Don't forget to add 'csc
policy = disable' to the share definition.


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