NT Wkst auto printer driver installation
daniel at ece.concordia.ca
Wed Jul 7 23:45:28 GMT 1999
Please forgive me if this is a FAQ, but I haven't seen it explicitly in
any of the docs (although I find the Samba documentation EXTREMELY
confusing and complex, so I may have missed it).
Essentially, I have been able to follow the instructions in
'PRINTER_DRIVER.txt', and Win9x clients can install printer drivers for
Samba shared printers instantly and easily. However I can't do this for
I did see the disclaimer that "This ONLY works with Windows 95 - It does NOT
work with Windows NT 4".
So is there any other procedure I can follow? I've tried to figure out
where NT is looking before it says "The Server on Which the Printer
Resides Does Not Have a Suitable Printer Driver Installed", by increasing
smbd debugging, but it doesn't help (me) much.
I know drivers are supposed to be stored in
"%SystemRoot%\System32\Spool\Drivers (and subfolders)" from Microsoft's
help doc (http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q180/5/45.asp).
Shouldn't it be possible to make share that mimics the NT server's
printer driver share?
Thanks for any help.
Relavant parts of my smb.conf (which works great for Win9x clients):
security = server
password server = hobbes
load printers = no
printcap name = /var/lprng/printcap
printing = lprng
path = /var/spool/samba-print
printer driver file = /var/samba/printer/printers.def
path = /var/samba/printer
public = yes
writable = no
browseable = yes
writeable = no
printable = yes
printer = sphinx
comment = HP LaserJet 4000TN in H-927
printer driver = HP LaserJet 4000 Series PS
printer driver location=\\%h\printer$\4000
public = no
Daniel Morrison \ Senior Unix Systems Administrator
daniel at ece.concordia.ca \ Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
/ Concordia University, Montreal
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