Samba Printing from NT :(

Peter Blake ppb at
Tue Jan 13 09:22:04 GMT 1998

On Fri, 9 Jan 1998, Douglas Stoun wrote:

> Had samba running on a Sparc with no problems.  Print services work great for
> our lab and our workstations....until I went to NT 4.0 workstation.  I 
> can't print!
> Ok, I can map network drives fine (I did the fix so NT would sent text based
> passwords) and all works well but when I try to print I get either an error
> that states the printer is not setup properly (this is in Word97), or in other
> programs I get "The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is 
> incorrect".  
> I tried to install printer both by being managed by a) my computer and b) net-
> work printer server.  When I do network printer server I specify my samba
> path \\\LaserJet.  The first time it said the drivers were not
> loaded and it installed them and finished and all looked well.  However, the
> strange thing is that it never asked for a password as it did in the past
> with my Win95 machine.
> Any help would be appreciated.


Try right click on printer, select properties, take ownership ...

Peter Blake
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