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Compatibility in AD between Polish and english

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  • We have an AD with Windows 2008 and object that have names in Polish and now we are installing english windows 2008, do you think that we are going to have issues?
    Wednesday, September 05, 2012 8:39 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Because Active Directory uses Unicode, there are few multilingual compatibility problems with Active Directory in any language version. Typically, if Active Directory objects are named using Unicode characters, and both the Complex Script and Right-to-Left Language Collection and the East Asian Language Collection are installed, no problems occur in displaying Active Directory object names that combine different languages and fonts.

    If you use Active Directory in a mixed operating system environment, consider the following limitations when implementing multilingual features:

    • Active Directory supports a single sort order, which might not be the sort order specified by the default language version or settings of the server. If you store objects that have localized names, the returned sort order might not be what you expect.
    • If your Active Directory domain controller uses a different language from that of a client computer that is a member of the same domain, you can use only the character sets common to both code pages in Active Directory naming conventions. Otherwise, the two computers might not be able to initialize a trust relationship.
    • If an Active Directory client computer does not have the correct language support and fonts installed to interpret localized names in a different language used for objects stored in the directory, the client might not be able to render the names.

    For example, if an Active Directory client computer in Boston does not have the East Asian Language Collection installed, it might not be able to display the Kanji characters in the Japanese name of an object stored in an Active Directory server in Tokyo.

    • Localized language domain and computer names might not be supported by Windows 98, Windows NT 3.51, and legacy DNS servers because those systems do not support UTF-8.

    For more information please refer to following MS articles:

    Multilingual Solutions for Global Business
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457101.aspx


    Lawrence

    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, September 06, 2012 7:58 AM
    Moderator
  • Hello,

    please see similar thread http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winserverDS/thread/9ff021fb-b048-4b1c-a44d-9fbca8608e89 Be aware that cross language upgrades are NOT supported.


    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    MVP, MCP, MCTS
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
    My Blog: http://msmvps.com/blogs/mweber/

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, September 05, 2012 10:06 AM
  • We have an AD with Windows 2008 and object that have names in Polish and now we are installing english windows 2008, do you think that we are going to have issues?

    Active Directory replication is unaffected by having domain controllers running different language

    Reference: http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kbase/windowstips/windows2003/admintips/activedirectory/ActiveDirectoryreplicationinamultilingualenvironment.html


    Best regards,

    Abhijit Waikar.
    MCSA | MCSA:Messaging | MCITP:SA | MCC:2012
    Blog: http://abhijitw.wordpress.com
    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, September 05, 2012 10:51 AM

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  • Active Directory replication in a multilingual environment
    http://www.mycomputeraid.com/windows-server/2003-server/active-directory-replication-multilingual-environment/

    Best Regards,

    Sandesh Dubey.

    MCSE|MCSA:Messaging|MCTS|MCITP:Enterprise Adminitrator | My Blog

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, September 05, 2012 9:31 AM
  • Hello,

    please see similar thread http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winserverDS/thread/9ff021fb-b048-4b1c-a44d-9fbca8608e89 Be aware that cross language upgrades are NOT supported.


    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    MVP, MCP, MCTS
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
    My Blog: http://msmvps.com/blogs/mweber/

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, September 05, 2012 10:06 AM
  • We have an AD with Windows 2008 and object that have names in Polish and now we are installing english windows 2008, do you think that we are going to have issues?

    Active Directory replication is unaffected by having domain controllers running different language

    Reference: http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kbase/windowstips/windows2003/admintips/activedirectory/ActiveDirectoryreplicationinamultilingualenvironment.html


    Best regards,

    Abhijit Waikar.
    MCSA | MCSA:Messaging | MCITP:SA | MCC:2012
    Blog: http://abhijitw.wordpress.com
    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, September 05, 2012 10:51 AM
  • Hi,

    Because Active Directory uses Unicode, there are few multilingual compatibility problems with Active Directory in any language version. Typically, if Active Directory objects are named using Unicode characters, and both the Complex Script and Right-to-Left Language Collection and the East Asian Language Collection are installed, no problems occur in displaying Active Directory object names that combine different languages and fonts.

    If you use Active Directory in a mixed operating system environment, consider the following limitations when implementing multilingual features:

    • Active Directory supports a single sort order, which might not be the sort order specified by the default language version or settings of the server. If you store objects that have localized names, the returned sort order might not be what you expect.
    • If your Active Directory domain controller uses a different language from that of a client computer that is a member of the same domain, you can use only the character sets common to both code pages in Active Directory naming conventions. Otherwise, the two computers might not be able to initialize a trust relationship.
    • If an Active Directory client computer does not have the correct language support and fonts installed to interpret localized names in a different language used for objects stored in the directory, the client might not be able to render the names.

    For example, if an Active Directory client computer in Boston does not have the East Asian Language Collection installed, it might not be able to display the Kanji characters in the Japanese name of an object stored in an Active Directory server in Tokyo.

    • Localized language domain and computer names might not be supported by Windows 98, Windows NT 3.51, and legacy DNS servers because those systems do not support UTF-8.

    For more information please refer to following MS articles:

    Multilingual Solutions for Global Business
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457101.aspx


    Lawrence

    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, September 06, 2012 7:58 AM
    Moderator