smb utf-8 > mounting shares with utf-8 support ?


  • How do I force Windows ( 2008 / any )  to mount shares using the utf-8 codepage?
    ( either system wide or service specific > smb )

    I've got a couple of servers, most of them unix flavors that use utf-8
    Servers are webrelated ( which defaults to utf-8 ), workstations work directly on content so using anything else then utf-8 is not an option.

    >the specific problem is that filenames may not display correctly on the windows stations.



    Sunday, March 8, 2009 2:30 AM


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  • hi there ,

    please be specific on the setup , because UTF-8 convention is used in UNIX flavours of OS , such as UNIX, LINUX, Ubuntu etc.

    windows 2008 has utf-8 support

    is your issue happening only on windows 2998/vista ?

    or is this happening on window 2003/xp

    sainath Windows Driver Development
    • Marked as answer by djamu Tuesday, March 10, 2009 7:49 PM
    Sunday, March 8, 2009 12:08 PM
  • Thank you for your prompt reply,

    After evaluating the situation I concluded that the filename corruption was not caused by improper support of UTF-8 on the windows clients, but by improper configuration on a (1) debian based ubuntu desktop.

    FYI. Fileservers are debain in a HA configuration (both servers and storage, storage using DRBD).

    I consider this as solved and thank you for the information.


    Tuesday, March 10, 2009 7:48 PM