[Samba] Information on setting up printers for windows clients (win2k/win9x)

Gerald Carter jerry at samba.org
Mon Apr 1 06:46:05 GMT 2002

On Thu, 28 Mar 2002, Blanchard, Michael wrote:

> I have been looking for some documentation on setting up printers for
> win2k/win98 clients.  I've setup a PRINTER$ share, made the
> subdirectories, and it seems to work, except for all the new clients it
> asks "no suitable driver found..." after that it works fine though.  Is
> this normal?  It doesn't seem to put anything in the subdirectories of
> PRINTER$.  Also, is there a way to set it up so it will automatically
> download drivers to the clients no matter if they're win2k or win98?
> And finally, what about manufacturer drivers?  how do you install HP
> drivers instead of windows?

The printer$ share is used under 2.0.x.  Have you read the printing 
chanpter in the Samba-HOWTO-Collection.pdf file included with
2.2.x?  Best to start there.

cheers, jerry
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