[Samba] win2k: "printer port is not installed"

Guido Krein krein at vh-s.de
Tue Aug 27 08:19:01 GMT 2002

Dear list members,

we are running samba 2.2.3a-6 with debian woody.
Printing from win98, NT4.0 works,
but with a win2k PCs printer installation is not possible:
The Network Printer Installation in win2k works fine with no
errors but when we have a look at the printers Properties / Ports
there was no Network Printer added by the installation procedure.

The following german error Message is displayed in the win2k
printer configuration: "Zugriff verweigert; kein Verbindung möglich"
The english translation could be something like this:
"access denied; no connection possible"

All win2k Systems have service pack 2 installed.
Why we can't install a printer port on win2k PCs?
Any ideas to solve this annoying problem are greatly welcomed.

Thank You


Parts of my smb.conf
    workgroup = arbeitsgruppe
    guest account = nobody
    keep alive = 30
    os level = 2
    security = user
    encrypt passwords = yes
    printing = bsd
    printcap name = /etc/printcap
    load printers = yes
interfaces =
wins support = no
    comment = All Printers
; following 2 lines only experimental26 Aug. 2002 HE
;   use client driver
;   disable spoolss
; following line was no, set to yes 26 Aug. 2002 HE
    browseable = yes
    printable = yes
; following line was no, set to yes 26 Aug. 2002 HE
    public = yes
    read only = yes
    create mode = 0700
    directory = /tmp

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