Server side printer drivers

Tom Alsberg alsbergt at
Sun Jun 20 11:20:12 GMT 2004

Another semi-related question:

On Windows XP, when I do "Add Printer" as Administrator, the printer
is installed and usable by all users.  When I do it as some domain
user, but one which is in the Domain Admins group, it is being
installed local to its profile, and not visible to other users.

That's a bit disturbing, since the idea of the "Domain Admins" group
for us is not to have to log in as Administrator.  This is of course a
Windows problem and not in Samba - but has anyone any idea how to
globally install a printer as a domain user (with domain admin

  -- Tom

On Fri, Jun 18, 2004 at 06:05:12PM +0300, I wrote:
> I'm still curious - though - is there no way to set printing 
> preferences global to a workstation (not specific to one user's 
> profile, but also not global to all workstations in the domain using
> the same printer on the same server?).  Not really that important, and
> might be an advantage as well if it's not possible (less possible 
> mess), but I can also thing of a few time it was useful for us, back 
> before we had the drivers on the server.
>   Thanks, sorry for the ignorance,
>   -- Tom

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