Printing permissions

Darryl Cording darrylc at
Tue Feb 16 05:48:55 GMT 1999


I have set up some HP printers via Samba by using the 
Lanman registry hack as documented in NTDOM FAQ,
section 2.5

Although the NTWS SP3 client can print test pages as a 
run of the mill user through the Control Panel/Printers/
Properties, they can't print via any other application (eg:
Word, Excel..etc). They are getting the message "...driver not
installed, use control panel printers to install the driver".

The driver IS installed so I figured it must be a permission
problem, knowing what windows error messages are like. If I 
add the user to the "domain admin group" parameter in smb.conf,
printing works like it should. I don't really want all of my
users being "Domain Admins", so I was wondering if anybody
could inform me of the correct way to do this.

I am running Samba 2.0 , I realise that the CVS branch has better 
group mapping functionality, but I would like to know how it is 
done with the 2.0 series.

Any help will be much appreciated,

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