Samba servers announce as printer servers

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at
Sun Nov 18 14:50:03 GMT 2001

On 17 Nov 2001, Patrice Neff wrote:

> At work we have some servers running Samba. There aren't any printers
> attached to them. I removed the [printers] share and set "load
> printers=no" in the configuration file, but when I open the "browse
> for printers" dialog on a Windows 2000 box the Samba servers always
> appear in the list of available printer servers.
> This is not a serious problem, but might confuse some of our users. Is
> there any possibility to hide Samba from the "browse for printers"
> list?
> At work we use Samba 2.0.10 and I get the same behavior with Samba
> 2.2.2 on my Laptop.

Try setting "disable spoolss = yes" under 2.2.2 and see
if that corrects it.  This will disable Samba's ability to
support the set of printing MSRPC's for NT/2000 clients.

cheers, jerry
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