[Samba] Undeletable objects in AD

Henry Jensen hjensen at mailbox.org
Tue Jul 24 05:37:53 UTC 2018

Am Mon, 23 Jul 2018 15:01:32 +0100
schrieb Rowland Penny via samba <samba at lists.samba.org>:

> Okay,
> echo
> "cHJvamVrdC1zdC53ZW5kZWwtd3Z3LXRlY2huaXNjaC3Dtmtvbm9taXNjaGUtcnc=" |
> base64 -d 
> Gets me:
> projekt-st.wendel-wvw-technisch-ökonomische-rw
> As you can see, it has those funny two dots over the 'o'. have you
> tried using that in the DN of the delete command ?
> i.e. ldbdel -H /var/lib/samba/private/sam.ldb
> CN=projekt-st.wendel-wvw-technisch-ökonomische-rw,CN=Users,DC=iww,DC=lan

Yes, ä ö and ü are called "umlauts". It seems that objects
with umlauts are base64 encoded by default in AD. And yes,
deletion fails also with the command you suggested.

Kind regards,

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