Bug 13825 - GPO export fails when a GPE.INI file exists in a policy folder
Summary: GPO export fails when a GPE.INI file exists in a policy folder
Alias: None
Product: Samba 4.1 and newer
Classification: Unclassified
Component: AD: LDB/DSDB/SAMDB (show other bugs)
Version: 4.10.0rc3
Hardware: All All
: P5 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Andrew Bartlett
QA Contact: Samba QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-03-08 00:06 UTC by Garming Sam
Modified: 2019-07-18 01:58 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Garming Sam 2019-03-08 00:06:24 UTC
The GPE.INI file does not appear to be documented anywhere in the protocol specifications and seems to be due to legacy code. It appears that it used to be how the gPCUserExtensionNames and gPCMachineExtensionNames were maintained without the requirement for LDAP.


Other ini files are encoded as UTF-16, but this is a notable exception. 

To create a GPE.INI file:

In User Configuration -> Preferences -> Windows Settings -> Shortcuts, create a new shortcut
Comment 1 Garming Sam 2019-07-18 01:58:12 UTC
Backport if required, the fix is in master.