[Samba] <printer-name> on <netbios-name> Access denied, unable to connect

Gerald Carter jerry at samba.org
Sat Feb 9 08:02:07 GMT 2002

On Tue, 5 Feb 2002, Matthew Whitworth wrote:

> Okay, I read the smb.conf man page, and it sounds like I should either
> use "use client driver = yes" or install the driver on the Samba host.


> 1. When I use "use client driver = yes", the printer spool window shows
> a ghost job called smb.prn with status "Paused".  I cannot Cancel or
> Restart the job, and there is no file called smb.prn on my Samba host or
> anything in my UNIX print queue.

Have never seen this.  Dunno..

> 2. When I follow the instructions to install the driver onto the Samba
> host using the Windows "Add New Printer" wizard (after creating a
> [print$] share, etc.) I get a message saying that I need to install
> files from my Windows 2000 Server CD.  Having no such CD (and not
> planning to purchase one) I cancel.

It is easier to download the drivers from the vendor and
tell windows that you "Have disk..."

> Oh, and yes -- it seems I lied.  My formerly working setup was 2.0.x.
> This is what happens when you "apt-get upgrade" at 2:00 AM.

Ah....2.0 and 2.2 are so very different wrt to printing :-)
YOu did read the printing chapter in the Samba-HWOTO-Collection
right? ;)

chau, jerry
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