AW: APW is missing

Kurt Pfeifle kpfeifle at
Tue May 20 22:46:34 GMT 2003

Kurt Pfeifle wrote:

> Klein.Roman at wrote:
>  > Hello gentlemen,
>  >
>  > I have faced exactly the same problem as described:
>  > - smb.conf settings as mentioned
>  > - connected as root
>  > -> but APW is not seen.
>  >
>  > I worked around this by explicitly defining a printer admin group and
>  > adding, even ro
> Thanks for this tip, Roman.
> I am currently working with an installation compiled this morning
> from CVS. There "printer admin" is empty, and connecting as root
> from a Windows 2000 client shows up the the APW.
> I'll see the other system with the described behaviour again only
> tomorrow night (which has the 3.0alpha24-as-released installed, and
> where the clients are Windows XP).

OK -- I've now had a chance to look at both systems at the same
time and compare them side by side (thanks to "NX" from
--- wooohoo!)

1st server is Samba-3.0alpha24 (as released):
   kde-bitshop:~# testparm -v | grep "printer admin"
         printer admin = root, nobody

2nd server is Samba-3.0alpha (CVS from yesterday):
   kde-bitshop:~# testparm -v | grep "printer admin"
         printer admin =

I am connecting as root to the Samba servers.

 From the Win 2000 client, I *do* see the APW in the printers folder of
*both* Samba severs.

 From the Win XP client, I *don't* see the APW on any of the two!

So the problem is not so much a configuration issue, but a more
fundamental one regarding XP clients. (And I *can* see the APW from
the XP, if Samba is 2.2.7a-2.2.8a ... )


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