[Samba] Getting printer into w2k

Steve Thom samba at steventhom.com
Sun Aug 4 14:07:03 GMT 2002

Try setting "disable spoolss" to "yes",
and "show add printer wizard" to "no" in the global section of smb.conf.
Restart your SMBD and NMBD, log off your 2k machine and back on. try it

I'm sure Bill Gates would rather keep his ...er "Family Jewels" in the


----- Original Message -----
From: "Vidiot" <brown at mrvideo.vidiot.com>
To: "Samba General Mail List" <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 04, 2002 2:28 PM
Subject: [Samba] Getting printer into w2k

> I'm ready to take w2k and Bill Grates and hang them up by their balls.
> Under Win98SE, it is easy to add a network printer attached to Samba.
> But under w2k, it refuses to do it.
> I've tried two ways to get the damn thing installed to the net and it
> First I did the route of adding a network printer.  It browsed and found
> my \\MRVIDEO\lp printer.  It also found \\MRVIDEO\scroll, which it called
> HP 6MP.  It is a 6MP printer.  The lp printer it gave as NO PRINTER DRIVER
> FOUND, etc.  I've downloaded the latest w2k driver from HP and placed it
> in the C drive.  I tried each of the two printers to get it to use the INF
> file in the directory, which it found, but it complains about it not being
> w2k compatible or doesn't match the printer being installed.
> Secondly, I decided to try to installed the PostScript and Standard (PCL)
> drivers for a printer going to FILE.  That worked great.  I was then going
> reconnect to a network printer.  But, that route only lets you connect to
> printer that is physically attached to the ethernet LAN.  I can't get it
> browse for a Samba printer.
> It refuses to let me install the network printer without a driver.
> So, here I am asking if anyone knows how to get the printer attached to my
> Linux box, via Samba, into my w2l box?
> FYI, mounting of the four drives from Linux to w2k had no problem at all
> when it converted from 98SE to w2k.  It is just the printer that is giving
> me crap.
> Thanks for any help in gettig this solved.
> MB
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