customizing printing services

Artur Shnayder artur at
Thu Jan 4 19:11:22 GMT 2001

 Hi gurus,

 I joined samba-2.2.0-cvs (on Solaris sparc) to NT domain. This computer is a 
printer server. I defined all the printers in printcap file. Now I can print 
from NT clients, but the problem is, that when I add new printer on the clients, 
it asks me about a driver. Can this procedure be somehow optimized? For 
example, when NT is a printer server, it doesn't require any driver on the 
 When I tried to add "printer driver = HP LaserJet 4000 Series PS" line to 
smb.conf file, the "add printer" procedure didn't show me the printers menu, but 
asked me about the driver for HP LaserJet 4000. Is it possible in samba specify 
path to this drive? I guess "printer driver 
file=/usr/local/samba/lib/printers.def" line in the smb.conf should do this 
stuff, but I can't find any information about the printers.def  file.

 Any help will be very appreciate.

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