[Samba] Additional printer drivers

Cates, Brett BrettC at campbellhealth.net
Thu Aug 15 05:35:01 GMT 2002

Ok, I feel like an idiot now LOL.  I found out what my problem was.  I was
right-clicking on the printer and going to properties instead of
right-clicking in the background and going to Server Properties.  If all
else fails... RTFM  LOL.  Sorry for wasting everyone's bandwidth and time on
this issue.


-----Original Message-----
From: Cates, Brett [mailto:BrettC at campbellhealth.net]
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 4:43 PM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: RE: [Samba] Additional printer drivers

Ok, I have totally redone my system with Samba 2.2.5_3 on FreeBSD 4.6
RELEASE.  I still can not get the Windows 9X drivers uploaded for my
printer...  Is there a way to do this manually?  I don't remember this being
that much trouble in the past.  Any suggestions would be greatly


-----Original Message-----
From: Cates, Brett [mailto:BrettC at campbellhealth.net]
Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2002 11:38 AM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Additional printer drivers


  I am having trouble loading Win9x printer drivers on the Samba server.  I
can load the NT/2000 driver ok, but when I go to the Additional drivers (in
the printer properties) and select Win 95 or 98, it tells me "The printer
driver you selected is either not compatible with your current version of
Windows, or it may not be available.  Select a compatable driver from the
list..."  I am using 2000 workstation to do this from...  I have also tried
to load the driver via NT 4.0 server without success.  Anyone know any way
around this...  I am using FreeBSD 4.6 Current and Samba 2.2.6 p1 from the
ports collection.  I don't think it is a permission problem because I can go
to my Print$ share and create/delete files from my 2000 workstation.  Here
is my smb.conf:

# Global parameters
        workgroup = CHS
        server string = Test print server (Samba)
        security = DOMAIN
        encrypt passwords = Yes
        password server = CTX-AS1 CTX-BG6 CTX-BG7 CTXEXCH
        log file = /var/log/log.%m
        max log size = 50
        local master = No
        dns proxy = No
        wins server =
        winbind uid = 10000-20000
        winbind gid = 10000-20000
        winbind separator = +
        printer admin = @ntadmin

        path = /usr/local/samba/printers
        write list = @ntadmin,root
        guest ok = Yes

        comment = Home Directories
        read only = No
        browseable = No

        comment = All Printers
        path = /var/spool/samba
        printable = Yes
        browseable = No

Brett Cates
Network Administrator
Campbell Health System

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