NT printing

Dave.Stevenson at durham.ac.uk Dave.Stevenson at durham.ac.uk
Wed Sep 22 10:14:30 GMT 1999

I'm not authoritative on this but have played a little..

I browsed the server, opened the printers folder and used "Add Printer"
then when prompted "Have disk" and loaded the drivers from the CD on
my workstation (NT4/SP5). (Make a print$ share to hold the drivers)
The files were created by samba. Can make
changes to forms etc. from workstation. 

(Get multiple entries for forms in the ntforms.def file but a simple
sort -u removes the duplicates.

I can then mount printers and print....but

1/ Spoolss on thee workstation crashes out when you add printer. ( But
seems to get to the end of add printer process OK. restarting spoolss
works and printer is seen.

2/ the print queue display code is not there yet apparently so the queue display
does not refresh.

3/ Found the NT printing unworkable at the moment but interesting :)
It is experimental code after all and a priviledge to play with it.

The 2.0.5 mainline code I found works well with printers as LANMAN connections and
by creating a print$ share I can download drivers from the server (though
not automatically...anyone done this?) 

> How do you create the NTprinter_??? and NTdriver_???
> files with the correct entries for Samba 2.1prealpha ?
> I can see things like 
> starttime
> printername
> servername
> etc, but how do I create them ?
> Thanks.
> Alan.

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