Samba 2.2.0 and Windows 2000 with Service Pack 2 (fwd)

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Thu May 17 16:33:51 GMT 2001

We may have more than PDC problems with Win2k SP2....

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Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 18:24:10 +0200
From: Thomas Meinke <thomas.meinke at>
To: samba at
Subject: Samba 2.2.0 and Windows 2000 with Service Pack 2


I am running Samba 2.2.0 und Suse 7.1, and CUPS 1.1.5 it still works fine
with no problems. But today I installed the Service Pack 2 for Windows 2000,
and what should I say. I can not access the printers. When I try to print
something I got the error message: (I translated it from German, may be the
error message is not exactly the same in English)
The printer is not accessible.

Then I deleted the printer on the Windows 2000 system, and tried to install
it again, but now I get the following error message:

The choosen printer driver is either not compatible to the actual
Windows-Version or not available. Choose another driver, or contact the
administrator for further help.
(Der gewdhlte Druckertreiber ist entweder mit der aktuellen Windows-Version
nicht kompatibel oder nicht verf|gbar. Wdhlen Sie einen kompatiblen Treiber,
oder wenden Sie sich an Ihren Administrator, um weitere Hilfe zu erhalten.)

But the printer driver is the right one for Windows 2000, and the driver
works still fine until the Service Pack 2 was installed.
All the other Workstation in the networtk with Windows 98/Me and Windows 2000
(Service Pack 1) still are able to print on the server. A test on a second
machine have the same result, after the installation of Service Pack 2 the
printers are not longer avaiable.

Has another one the same problems?

Thomas Meinke (Atreju)
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