Print Drivers on Samba

Matthew Chapman z2232203 at
Thu Aug 13 02:25:34 GMT 1998

> Hello All:
>         I use samba mostly for printing. On NT server you can install the necessary
> print drivers for 95, NT, etc so that when a user connects to a printer it
> automatically downloads the correct driver. Is there anyway to do this with
> samba?
> Eric
> Eric Gurevitz
> gurevitz at
> PC Support
> Computer Science
> University of Maryland
> 301-405-2749

In my experience NT will add the correct driver as long as you have "printer driver =
" set correctly in smb.conf ('man smb.conf' for more info). For information on how to
set up Samba so Win95 downloads the correct driver see PRINTER_DRIVER.txt in the Samba

Moral of this story: RTFD.


Matt Chapman
E-mail: mattyc at

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