[Samba] Issue with Samba and Microsoft Word

Michael Luevane mikel at quantecllc.com
Wed Dec 4 00:52:00 GMT 2002

Thanks, Amy.

I looked at my logs and I saw that there was a permission error. I did a bit
of looking around and changed the permissions on the cups directory to 1777.
Now Windows says the print job was sent. But it never shows up on the Linux

Time for some more pokin' around :)

| Michael Luevane       | 503.228.2992              |
| Network Administrator | mikel at quanteclc.com       |
| Quantec, LLC          | http://www.quantecllc.com |

-----Original Message-----
From: Samba-Rsync [mailto:samba-rsync at jazzen.be]
Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 1:13 PM
To: Michael Luevane; Samba at Lists. Samba. Org
Subject: RE: [Samba] Issue with Samba and Microsoft Word

This same thing just happened to me today.  I went into the properties of
the printer on the win2000 machine and the port had not been assigned
correctly even though I had the path correct \\fmtliv\newcon and the driver
correct.  Check your port, I hope this helps.

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-admin at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-admin at lists.samba.org]On
Behalf Of Michael Luevane
Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 2:44 PM
To: Samba at Lists. Samba. Org
Subject: [Samba] Issue with Samba and Microsoft Word

Hello, all

I was wondering if anyone else has seen this:

I'll arrive in the morning, start Microsoft Word. It takes 30-45 seconds to
I'll hit the File menu item - takes about 30 secnods to open.

If I close Word and open it back up, it all works fine (i.e., no delays).
If I close Word and come back to it in half an hour or so, it all starts

I think I've posted this here before, but I don't remember. My apologies if
I did. I'm still trying to find an answer, and if I can't, we'll most likely
be switching from Samba to Win2K server.

Word is configured so that the everything in the Options|File Locations is
on the C: drive except for the Workgroup templates, which is out on the

My smb.conf is below.

Many many many thanks in advance.

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from localhost.localdomain (
# Date: 2002/12/02 08:13:49

# Global parameters
	workgroup = QUANTEC2
	netbios name = QSERVER
	server string = Quantec Server running Samba Server %v
	encrypt passwords = Yes
	username map = /var/lib/samba/maps/user.map
	unix password sync = Yes
	log level = 3
	log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
	max log size = 50
	name resolve order = host lmhosts wins
	deadtime = 5
	printcap name = cups
	domain admin group = root
	add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd  -d /dev/null -g 100 -s /bin/false -M
	logon script = logon.bat
	logon path =
	logon drive = Z:
	logon home = \\%N\homes\%u
	domain logons = Yes
	os level = 64
	preferred master = True
	domain master = True
	dns proxy = No
	wins support = Yes
	winbind uid = 10000-20000
	winbind gid = 10000-20000
	winbind cache time = 300
	winbind use default domain = Yes
	printer admin = root, mike, sue, heather
	hosts allow = 10.0.0.
	printing = cups
	printer driver location = /usr/local/samba/printers

	comment = Home Directories
	path = /home/
	read only = No
	browseable = No

	comment = Printer drivers
	path = /var/lib/samba/printers
	write list = @adm root mike
	guest ok = Yes

	comment = Public space with read-write access
	path = /mnt/common/home/local/samba-public
	read only = No

[Common files]
	comment = Quantec common files directory
	path = /mnt/common
	force group = Staff
	read only = No
	directory mask = 0777
	inherit permissions = Yes
	inherit acls = Yes
	oplocks = No
	level2 oplocks = No
	vfs object = /usr/lib/samba/vfs/recycle.so
	vfs options = /etc/samba/recycle.conf

	comment = NT's netlogon share - where the logon.bat file lives
	path = /var/lib/samba/netlogon
	write list = root ntadmin
	browseable = No

	comment = Path to user profiles
	path = /var/lib/samba/profiles
	read only = No
	create mask = 0600
	directory mask = 0700

[Server CDROM]
	comment = Server's CD-ROM
	path = /mnt/cdrom

	comment = HP LaserJet 4050
	path = /var/spool/cups
	printer admin = mike root
	printable = Yes
	print command = lpr-cups -P %p -o raw %s
	lpq command = lptat -o %p
	lprm command = cancel %p-%j
	printer driver location = \\%h\print$

	comment = Phaser 850DP printer
	path = /var/spool/cups
	printable = Yes

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