Spoolss permissions, NT & XP print driver misery (2.2.2/2.2.3a/2.2.4pre)

Gerald Carter jerry at samba.org
Wed Mar 6 07:37:03 GMT 2002

On Wed, 6 Mar 2002, Johannes Tyve wrote:

> Some experiences from our enviroment:
> We have about 30 printers, all HP. Our printserver is a Solaris 2.6 box
> with Samba 2.2.2. Printer drivers are uploaded to the server.
> All LaserJets are working with WinNT Postscript drivers but not with PCL
> drivers. All DesignJet (Plotter) are working with both PCL and PS
> drivers. No DeskJets are working with drivers installed on server but
> with driver installed locally. All printer drivers uploaded to the
> server are from HP. Some users also uses PS drivers from Adobe. Primary
> our DTP department. They have drivers installed locally.
> We tried to use Samba 2.2.3a but that created a day of caos. All printer
> driver information on the server was lost and we had to downgrade to
> 2.2.2 and upload the drivers again to get back on track.
> The real downside is that there is noone in the Samba team that replies
> to the diffrent print issues. Other issues has always been handled
> extreamly well by the Samba team

Sorry Johannes.  The printing stuff is enough to drive one crazy. I know 
:-)  I'm working about as hard as I can, but am not seeming to make a 
dent in number of issues.

I have two issues on my plate (change_id/caching, anonymous 
sessetup's/SetPrinter failures) and the onto the printing tdb 
upgrade bug.  This will be fixed for 2.2.4.

I'll try to get caught on mail in the day or so and 
make up a new bugs list of things that have to fixed wrt 
to printing.

cheers, jerry
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