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Problem with foreign characters when using LCSAddContacts.wsf RRS feed

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  • Hi all.

     

    I'm using LCSAddContacts.wsf to create pre-defined contact groups for all our users which in itself works without a hitch (as long as I run the script as domain administrator Smile ).

     

    The problem is with group names containing Swedish characters (with us being in Sweden and all) where the Swedish characters (å, ä, ö and such) becomes garbled. I had a problem with user names being garbled as well but I solved that by converting the files exported from ADUC (containg user and contact entries) to UTF-8.

     

    Adding to the confusion is the fact that if I use the script at the command line the group names work as they should but if I use a batch-file to add them all at once they group names containing foreign characters become garbled, even if I convert the batch-file to UTF-8.

     

    Here's how the batch-file looks:

     

    Code Snippet
    cscript lcsaddcontacts.wsf /usersfile:users.txt /contactsfile:administration.txt /contactsgroup:"Administration och ledning"
    cscript lcsaddcontacts.wsf /usersfile:users.txt /contactsfile:interna.txt /contactsgroup:"Interna system"
    cscript lcsaddcontacts.wsf /usersfile:users.txt /contactsfile:konsult.txt /contactsgroup:"Konsult"
    cscript lcsaddcontacts.wsf /usersfile:users.txt /contactsfile:marknad.txt /contactsgroup:"Marknadsföring"
    cscript lcsaddcontacts.wsf /usersfile:users.txt /contactsfile:produkt_logistik.txt /contactsgroup:"Produkt och logistik"
    cscript lcsaddcontacts.wsf /usersfile:users.txt /contactsfile:sales.txt /contactsgroup:"Försäljning"
    cscript lcsaddcontacts.wsf /usersfile:users.txt /contactsfile:xos.txt /contactsgroup:"XOS"

     

     

    I looked through the script to see if the user and contact entries were handled differently from the group name but couldn't find anything obvious (I'm not a VBScript coder though so I really don't know what to look for).

     

    Has anyone any thoughts on this?

     

    TIA.

    Monday, September 8, 2008 8:27 AM

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    Sunday, December 20, 2009 8:51 PM