username level

This option helps Samba to try and 'guess' at
the real UNIX username, as many DOS clients send an all-uppercase
username. By default Samba tries all lowercase, followed by the
username with the first letter capitalized, and fails if the
username is not found on the UNIX machine.

If this parameter is set to non-zero the behavior changes.
This parameter is a number that specifies the number of uppercase
combinations to try while trying to determine the UNIX user name. The
higher the number the more combinations will be tried, but the slower
the discovery of usernames will be. Use this parameter when you have
strange usernames on your UNIX machine, such as AstrangeUser

This parameter is needed only on UNIX systems that have case
sensitive usernames.

Example: 5

Supported on: At least Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 family

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Samba\smb_conf\username level
Value Nameusername level
Default Value0
Min Value
Max Value


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