Reg printer access problem in Windows 8.1

Rowland Penny repenny241155 at
Mon Mar 2 08:44:05 MST 2015

On 23/02/15 07:24, hari.krishnamoorthy at wrote:
> Hi,
> We have samba server version 2.2.12 running in our gateway device to which a printer is connected via USB.
>  From a LAN Host running Windows 8.1 connected to gateway, if we try to connect to the printer by giving in run command \\MODEMTELECOM\ HP_LASERJET_PROFESSIONAL_P_1102W<file:///\\MODEMTELECOM\%20HP_LASERJET_PROFESSIONAL_P_1102W>, there is no response from the gateway.
> This issue happens only in Windows 8.1 but not in Windows 7 or XP.
> Further, smbd process hogs the system after this problem happens due to which we are not able to access the gateway's GUI.
> Please let me know what is going wrong between Windows 8.1 and samba server.
> If further info is needed, please let me know.
> Best regards,
> Hari
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Hi, you could try upgrading from a 10 year old version of samba, if 
there is something intrinsic that is stopping your setup working, I do 
not think you will not get the problem fixed. I would suggest you 
upgrade to a 4.1 version, 3.6 will go EOL when 4.2 comes out and 4.0 
will go into security fixes only, 4.2 could come out this week (but I 
not holding my breath ;-) )


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