[Samba] Numlock

lingpanda101 at gmail.com lingpanda101 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 12 17:58:49 UTC 2016

On 8/12/2016 1:25 PM, Jeremy Allison via samba wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 12, 2016 at 12:14:36PM -0400, James B. Byrne via samba wrote:
>> We have encountered an anomaly that appears to be related somehow to
>> Samba.  When users are moved to the new domain hosted by Samba4.3 then
>> the numlock on their keyboards is always turned off when they log onto
>> the domain regardless of its previous setting.  This in itself is just
>> a nuisance.  However we have an application called SnetTerm, an ssh
>> client, which will not recognise the numlock at all when run by a user
>> logged into the new domain.  The numeric keypad is useless as such in
>> this case.
>> As this program is required by an external service bureau which is
>> essential to our operations we need to have this problem solved.
>> Has anyone encountered numlock issues stemming from Samba or Win2008r?
>>   I do not know how else to phrase the question. The exact same program
>> used on the exact same workstation does not exhibit this issue when
>> the station belongs to and is logged on to the old domain.
> Wow, that is the strangest thing I've heard in a while.
> Does this help ?
> http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kbase/WindowsTips/WindowsXP/AdminTips/Customization/EnablingtheNumLockKey.html

I would also search the registry for the key 
'InitialKeyboardIndicators'. Does 'SnetTerm' run using the 'Local 
System' or 'NT Authority' accounts? You may find this key set in your 
registry for them as well.


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