[Samba] How do I remove printer drivers from print$

Ben Tullis ben.tullis at infomatrix.com
Fri Feb 22 03:00:10 GMT 2002

I am running 2.2.2-5 for Debian. Here is my smb.conf file, with a few of the
shares stripped out for brevity.

I have just added "show add printer wizard = yes" and executed
/etc/init.d/samba reload. I don't think anything has changed so far, but at
the end of the day I will do a restart and see what happens then.

Many thanks for the support.  I am hoping to have this fixed by the next
time someone on 9x wants to print in colour!

Interestingly, testparm outputs the old definition of:
printer driver file = /etc/samba/printers.def

as well as my entries.  Since this file doesn't exist, I am at a loss as to
where the information about the drivers installed is kept.  If I remove the
files from print$, the server still believes it has those files.


Ben Tullis

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from (
# Date: 2001/10/31 13:38:24

# Global parameters
	interfaces =
	netbios name = SKINNER
	workgroup = INFOMATRIX
	password level = 2
	log file = /var/log/samba/log.smb
	max log size = 1000

	os level = 65
	preferred master = Yes
	local master = Yes
	wins support = Yes
	domain master = Yes
	domain logons = Yes
	logon path =
	logon home =
	logon script = %u.bat
	logon drive = h:

	preload = homes
	map archive = No
	encrypt passwords = yes
	smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
	passwd program = /bin/passwd
	update encrypted = No
	unix password sync = No
	pam password change = No
	obey pam restrictions = No

	printing = bsd
	load printers = yes
	printcap name = /etc/printcap
	printer admin = @lpadmin
	lpq command = /usr/bin/lpq %p
	print command = lpr -r -P'%p' %s
	lprm command = lprm -P'%p' %j
	lppause command =
	lpresume command =
	show add printer wizard = yes

	security = USER
	guest account = pcguest
	client code page = 850
	map to guest = Never
	null passwords = No
	restrict anonymous = No
	username map = /etc/samba/user_map
	admin users = root

	timestamp logs = Yes
	protocol = NT1
	nt smb support = Yes
	nt acl support = Yes
	nt pipe support = Yes
	announce version = 4.5
	announce as = NT
	name resolve order = lmhosts host wins bcast
	time server = Yes
	keepalive = 300
	strip dot = No
	kernel oplocks = Yes
	level2 oplocks = Yes
	utmp directory = /var/log/samba
	wtmp directory = /var/log/samba
	utmp = Yes

	comment = Home Directories for %u
	read only = No
	create mask = 0755
	hide dot files = Yes
	browseable = No
	oplocks = No
	delete readonly = Yes

	path = /export
	valid users = @users
	force user = samba
	read only = No
	create mask = 0775
	directory mask = 0775
	delete readonly = Yes

	path = /usr/local/samba/netlogon
	writeable = No
	write list = root tullis

	path = /usr/local/samba/printers
	browseable = yes
	guest ok = no
	read only = yes
	write list = @lpadmin,root

	comment = All Printers
	path = /tmp
	create mask = 0700
	guest ok = Yes
	printable = Yes
	browseable = Yes

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Carter [mailto:jerry at samba.org]
Sent: 21 February 2002 18:05
To: Ben Tullis
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] How do I remove printer drivers from print$

On Wed, 20 Feb 2002, Ben Tullis wrote:

> I have done a foolish thing and I would like help undoing it!
> I have managed to add drivers for all of the printers on my Samba server,
> using the "Add printer driver wizard."
> They are in print$ (/usr/local/samba/printers/W32X86)
> The ones for my Win95 and 98 clients are in
> but they are Wrong!
> I cannot use the "Server Properties" tab in the printers folder using a
> Win2k client to delete the drivers.  The remove button is greyed-out.

You must be connected to the Samba server as a "printer admin" and
have 'show add printer wizard = yes' in smb.conf.  This should work.
What version of Samba are you running?

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