Connect to printer as admin vs regular user

Jeff Mandel jeff.mandel at
Fri Apr 23 00:10:04 GMT 2004

Using samba 3.0.2a, I've had machines experiencing mixed results 
connecting from Win2k to the shared print que's.
As a member of the staff group, all is fine. Outside staff, the printer 
is either stuck in opening or initializing in some but not all cases. 
When set to anonymous printing, it's fine for all, but authenticated 
printing problematic for some, but not all Win2k machines.

        workgroup = MP
        netbios name = PRINTSERV
        log file = /usr/local/samba/var/log.%m
        printcap name = /etc/printers.conf
        security = domain
        comment = Samba Server
        printer admin = @staff

    path = /usr/local/printers
    guest ok = Yes
    browseable = Yes
    read only = Yes
    write list = @staff

        comment = Accounting (HP LaserJet 4050TN)
        path = /var/spool/smb_print_tmp
        create mask = 0700
        print ok = Yes

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