Access denied - seeing printer queues

Joe Doran joed at
Fri Sep 7 09:04:02 GMT 2001

Hi Greg,

Was the version of SAMBA 2.2.1a upgraded from 2.0.7 per chance?
An NT client that is set up on 2.0.7 will have a LAN MAN port associated with
the printer Queue, If I am correct, when you install 2.2.1a, the server will
try to talk to the client as a native spoolss NT queue. I have found this
causes problems. see section 6.4 of the Samba Howto Collection
(  I have removed
some queues as per the document and remade the ports to local ports and it
seems to work better. However this is a real big pain for us as our clients
have 53 sites and trying to automate the reinstall of all nt clients is a
logistical nightmare. I am hoping that ( disable spools ) option if
forthcoming 2.2.2 will address the issue. Problem is, it will case problems
then for new clients that have been added since the upgrade. These new NT
clients will have spoolss ports setup and therefore will not work with a
lanman port. A bit of a dilema. I have taken a look at the code and it would
be difficult, if I have read the code right to do a fall back to lanman. Am I
right?, Maybe Jeremy could comment,  INOW, how do you make the server
respectively know the the client is talking LANMAN and drop back from
MSRPC(spoolss) to using a lanman protocol easily?

Then again I could be talking Cr*p, as I am trying to interpret what the
coding does. :-).


Greg Dickie wrote:

> Hi,
>   This is a stupid question but I'm not finding the answer.... I have
> printing set up on samba 2.2.1a with win2K clients. 1)I do not seem to be
> able to set up the printer driver on the server, it always does it for the
> client I'm working on and 2) if I install a driver locally normal users
> can print fine but they cannot see the queue for the print (it gives
> access denied...)
> TIA and sorry,
> Greg
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