nt printing

Rajeev Agrawala rajeeva at research.bell-labs.com
Mon Jan 22 16:33:11 GMT 2001


I did not get any reply to this earlier so I am posting this again. I
have updated samba installation to latest from CVS. When I add a new
printer driver for NT, files are copied to the samba server
print$/W32X86 share, but after file copying is done, I get the message,
"Unable to change to the specified driver, original settings will be
restored". This does not happen with all printer drivers, but for more
than 50% printers, I am having this problem.



Rajeev Agrawala wrote:
> I am using HEAD Branch from cvs. I am installing print drivers for NT. I
> am having a few problems.
> I am connecting to the samba server as a user which maps to root on
> samba server.
> I can install certain print drivers but not all.
> I installed a HP laserjet 5 si/mx PS driver on samba server and I can
> access the driver from other NT machine connecting to samba as a guest.
> I tried to install some other printer drivers like HP laserjet 4M/MP
> Postscript and Xerox N24/N32 PS2, the drivers got installed (atleast
> that's what I belive). I can see the drivers in the drop down list of
> drivers. But from the clients, when I try to connect to those printers,
> I get a message that the server does not have a suitable driver
> installed and I need to install the driver locally. Also from the
> machine from where, I am installing the drivers, If I try to see the
> properties of that printer, I get that driver for that printer are not
> installed only, spool properties will be shown. And the properties
> window pops up without the device setting tab. The property window shows
> the correct driver name however.
> Please let me know, what is it that I am doing wrong?
> Thanks,
> rajeev

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