Possible to set printer devmode using samba3-python?

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Wed Nov 12 15:08:08 GMT 2003

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daniel.jarboe at custserv.com wrote:

| My intention is to copy all printer-related settings from an NT
| print-server to a samba server.  The NT server is already configured
| appropriately with several printers, and if I can clone those settings,
| it would be a big time-saver and less error prone.  Also, for new
| printers to be installed, I'd like our print admin to have the
| capability of installing/configuring/shareing the printer on a windows
| pc like they've always done, then trigger a process on our samba server
| to use smbclient to retrieve the drivers from their PC, rpcclient
| adddriver the printer to samba, and then copy all the printer settings /
| devmode etc.  It's this copy all the printer settings / devmode etc
| portion that is tripping me up.
| Our users require functionality available in vendor-provided print
| drivers that don't take kindly to being remotely uploaded to a samba
| server using print$, and I'm hoping that I can get them to work by
| installing them locally and then duplicating all the driver files /
| settings they use onto the samba server.

Yup.  Works well.  Talk to Tim Potter about the python code. :-)
( Hey tpot! )

cheers, jerry
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