svn commit: samba-docs r258 - in trunk/smbdotconf/printing: .
jerry at samba.org
jerry at samba.org
Tue Oct 26 18:54:49 GMT 2004
Date: 2004-10-26 18:54:49 +0000 (Tue, 26 Oct 2004)
New Revision: 258
adding docs for force printername
--- trunk/smbdotconf/printing/forceprintername.xml 2004-10-26 14:25:25 UTC (rev 257)
+++ trunk/smbdotconf/printing/forceprintername.xml 2004-10-26 18:54:49 UTC (rev 258)
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+<samba:parameter name="force printername"
+ <para>When printing from Windows NT (or later),
+ each printer in <filename>smb.conf</filename> has two
+ associated names which can be used by the client. The first
+ is the sharename (or shortname) defined in smb.conf. This
+ is the only printername available for use by Windows 9x clients.
+ The second name associated with a printer can be seen when
+ browsing to the "Printers" (or "Printers and Faxes") folder
+ on the Samba server. This is referred to simply as the printername
+ (not to be confused with the <parameter>printer name</parameter> option).
+ <para>When assigning a new driver to a printer on a remote
+ Windows compatible print server such as Samba, the Windows client
+ will rename the printer to match the driver name just uploaded.
+ This can result in confusion for users when multiple
+ printers are bound to the same driver. To prevent Samba from
+ allowing the printer's printername to differ from the sharename
+ defined in smb.conf, set <parameter>force printername = yes</parameter>.
+ <para>Be aware that enabling this parameter may affect migrating
+ printers from a Windows server to Samba since Windows has no way to
+ force the sharename and printername to match.</para>
+ <para>It is recommended that this parameter's value not be changed
+ once the printer is in use by clients as this could cause a user
+ not be able to delete printer connections from their local Printers
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