Problems with automatic Printerdriver download

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at
Thu Aug 15 08:03:01 GMT 2002

On Mon, 29 Jul 2002 Thomas.Mieslinger at wrote:

> Hello,
> we use Samba 2.2.5 as a PDC. Profiles and Printer drivers are stored on 
> the server. Server OS is Solaris 7 intel.
> HowTo show the problem:
> Freshly installed WinNT SP6a Workstation. User Fred logs on. In his 
> profile Printer A is defined. User Fred logs off (Please note, that Fred 
> didn't print with the freshly downloaded and installed printer driver). 
> User Joe logs on. His profile also knows about Printer A. When he tries to 
> print on Printer A, the application is terminated by Dr. Watson.

Try setting "default devmode = yes" for the printer share in smb.conf.
Or even better, make sure that the printer information is initialized on 
the server by setting the page orientation.

More details in the Printing chapter of the HOWTO collection.

cheers, jerry
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