Printing server on samba, autoconfiguration of printers on client side ?
danieltkh at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 27 03:49:05 GMT 2001
for the bidirectional printing ...
if i am not wrong .. i remember someone told me that
there are 2 types of parallel cables .
1 support bidiretional .. another dun ..
but both can be used to print ..
From: samba-admin at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-admin at lists.samba.org]On
Behalf Of Aubin Galinotti
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2001 6:51 PM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Printing server on samba, autoconfiguration of printers on
client side ?
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
Has I have many clients I would like not to reconfigure them all, is there a
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
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
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