[Samba] Windows2000SP2/Word2000 slow printing

Gerald Carter jerry at samba.org
Mon Feb 18 17:16:02 GMT 2002

On Mon, 18 Feb 2002 Dave.Stevenson at durham.ac.uk wrote:

> relevent smbd process on server runs up to 50-60% and stops there
> for several minutes.
> Oplocks seem to be created on downloadable driver files when printer is
> accessed 
> Config:
> Samba 2.2.3a on Sol2.8 (GNU compiler - CVS&clean build)
> Mixed NT4SP6a and Win2Ksp2 clients
> Downloadable printer drivers for mainly HP printers
> drivers loaded as per How To, as domain admin to printer server
> from NT4 machine (also tried from 2000 machine)
> NT4 or Windows
> One Samba server is PDC, other is print server for HP printers
> Printer shares are set:-
>  use client driver =yes   

This should be "no" if you are serving the driver from the server.
This could be causing the symptoms your report.

>  1/ Is anyone else seeing this behavior (especially with Word2000/Office2K)


>  2/ I have a bad feeling about the OpLocks on the 2 driver files..is
> this  normal? 


>  3/ When there are ¨Windows2000"  as well as "Windows2000 and NT4" drivers
>  how does Samba distinguish- or maybe it doesn't :-? 

"2" & "3" subdirectory in W32x86

>  4/ How to force a download of a  new version of driver files to a client
>  that has autoloaded drivers?

Based on Timestamps I think.  Have been struggling with understand the 
semantics of this recently.

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