[Samba] error: "printing subsystem unavailable" when trying t o print test page to samba server

Konkol, Josh JKonkol at guidemail.com
Thu Jun 13 05:25:02 GMT 2002

I had that happen to me on w2k.  Your spooler service is stopped.  I had an
invalid print driver entry in Samba and when I printed to any of the
printers on my Samba server it would cause the service to stop.  
To fix it I replaced the printer tdb's and re-installed the drivers. 
-----Original Message-----
From: Klopf, Tom [mailto:Tom.Klopf at mms.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2002 10:28 AM
To: 'samba at lists.samba.org'
Subject: [Samba] error: "printing subsystem unavailable" when trying to
print test page to samba server

Hey all - I'm experiencing some problems with samba:
I have a samba print server with a number of printers (200+)
When I "browse" to the server, and into the "printers" folder,  I am able to
print a test page from the "properties" window of a printer.
HOWEVER, when I try to print a test-page from another printer, I suddenly
start to get error messages.  The first time I print, I get some strange
"protection fault" message or something. After that, I get a message that
the "printer subsystem" is not available when I try to bring up the
properties on a printer.
After that, I try to browse back to my samba server, and the "printers"
folder is gone, though the network printers are still visible.
Anyone have any ideas?
Thanks in advance.
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