Printing server on samba, autoconfiguration of printers on client side ?
aubin.galinotti at activia.net
Tue Nov 27 02:52:03 GMT 2001
Sorry for disturbing, I'am not sure it's really a samba issue.
I have printers shared on a samba box (which is also PDC), using cups.
I can print, install drivers, download them, etc ...
but the probleme is, how can I tell a win client to use the config from the samba server ?
For instance, I have a printer who has only a4 paper, the printer is configured on the samba server. But when I install it on the windos client it will try to print using letter format. So I have to reconfigure the printer locally.
Has I have many clients I would like not to reconfigure them all, is there a solution ?
Maybe someone know what is the registry key who has the setting, in this case I could configure on one windows box and update the registery on all the others ... but this would but a hack .. I wonder if there is a better solution.
In my investigations I have seen an 'Automatic Configuration' button in the configure panel of he printers, but it's desactivated. Do you know how to activate it ? (Help said it not actived because the printing port is not in bidirectonial communication, but when I put the setting 'Enable Bidirectional Support' it's not saved)
Here is a summary of my config :
- Samba server 2.2.2-6, rpm install on a RedHat 7.2
Printers managed by cups
- Clients win2k pro and adv servers
extract from smb.conf :
path = /samba/printers
guest ok = yes
browseable = yes
read only = yes
write list = root, at sysadmin
path = /samba/spool/public
postscript = yes
printer admin = @sysadmin
printing = cups
guest ok = yes
browseable = no
printable = yes
public = yes
print command = lpr -P %p -o raw %s
use client driver = no
Thanks for helping, or to direct me to the correct list/documentation/web/whatever/...
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