[Samba] w2k and samba, printer properties hourglasses forver after driver upload + OK

daniel.jarboe at custserv.com daniel.jarboe at custserv.com
Mon Aug 26 03:45:16 GMT 2002

RH 7.2 (LPRng) samba installed from 2.2.5-1 rpm with the following 
patches from http://us4.samba.org/samba/ftp/patches/jerry/post-2.2.5/:

security=domain (using winbind), authenticate against windows pdc and 
use windows wins server.

What I do:
Connect to \\share-name from w2k pro as printer admin, double-click 
printers, right click on a printer in question, select properties.
I choose not to install a driver locally right now, viewing spooler 
properties is fine.
Now I go to upload a new driver under the Advanced tab from disk.  I 
point to the manufacturer's .inf, select correct printer, next, finish.

Now windows asks for *.inf on W2K Server CD-ROM, but I don't see one 
that matches the printer.  Here should I just point back to the 
manufacturer's .inf?  This is what I did.  Another time I selected the 
directory from the CD-ROM, but windows didn't see anything it liked 
there and prompted me again for *.inf on W2K Server CD-ROM.  Anyway, at 
this point I just selected the manufacturer's OEMSETUP.INF again.

Windows notified me that the .inf file does not contain a Microsoft 
digital signiature.  I clicked Yes, Continue.

Files upload to print share... I see them on the server in path/to/W32X86/2

I click OK (or Apply), and get the hourglass, and the properties window 
for the printer becomes unresponsive.  If I later end that task and try 
to print a test page, windows reports a failure.

Does anyone here see anything wrong in what I did?  What level logs 
should I post?  I have successfully uploaded drivers and been able to 
print using standard windows drivers for a different printer (LaserJet 
IIISi).  But now that I'm trying to install drivers from disk for this 
printer I get no luck.

Thanks for your help,

smb.conf, potentially sensitive stuff removed:
# Samba config file created using SWAT
# Date: 2002/08/14 15:21:42

# Global parameters
        workgroup =
        netbios name =
        server string = Samba Server on
        interfaces =
        security = DOMAIN
        encrypt passwords = Yes
        password server =
        username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
        log level = 2
        log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
        preferred master = False
        domain master = False
        dns proxy = No
        wins server =
        kernel oplocks = No
        winbind uid = 10000-20000
        winbind gid = 10000-20000
        winbind separator = +
        winbind enum users = No
        winbind enum groups = No
        guest account = ftp
        printing = lprng
        queuepause command = lpc stop %p
        queueresume command = lpc start %p
        blocking locks = No
        locking = No
        oplocks = No
        level2 oplocks = No
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192

        path = /usr/local/samba/printers
        write list =

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

        path = /var/spool/samba
        printer admin =
        read only = No
        printable = Yes
        printer name = tcslkm
        comment = "windows test mita (6e)"

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