Samba as a print server
varnavas at ny.ubs.com
Fri Oct 10 12:05:23 GMT 1997
Craig Huckabee <huck at cs.wisc.edu> writes:
> Is anyone else successfully using SAMBA as a print server for
> Windows NT workstations?
> We're trying to eliminate our NT servers and our NT domain and print=
> is the last real snag I have. I've set up a Solaris 2.5.1 machine
> running 1.9.17p2 of SAMBA as a test.
> When I try to add a printer I get the error described in section 3.7
> of the FAQ ("You do not have sufficient access to your machine to co=
> to the selected printer, since a driver needs to be installed locall=
> So, I added the printer driver name and added the print$ share on th=
> SAMBA server, and copied the driver files required to that share.
> But, I still get the same error. So, I cranked up the debug level
> and tried to find the problem - nothing obvious stuck out.
> Can anyone tell me what else to try or change to make this work?
> I've added on my short smb.conf file below.
I have asked in the past that the following be added to the FAQ or the
docs directory but so far no luck. Here goes again.
When an NT client attempts to connect to a printer on a non-NT print
server the attempt is failed with an error, something like:
"You have insufficient access to your computer to perform the
operation because a driver needs to be installed"
This is because domain users must have 'Power User' status on the
desktop to connect to printers on a non-NT print server.
This error occurs regardless of whether the driver in question is
already installed or not. What it really means is that the server is
a non-NT server and the client does not have permission to create
printers locally. Apparently when a connection to a non-NT print
server is made the printer is defined locally. Such an action can be
performed by either a local administrator or a Power User.
Unfortunately there is no way to limit the powers of a Power User, nor
is there any way to grant the Printer Creation right to another group.
This permission policy is documented in PSS database WINNT, ID Q101874
Frank Varnavas (varnavas at ny.ubs.com)
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