[Samba] Uploading printer drivers to Samba

Roy Otto roy at nc-spectrum.no
Tue Jun 25 00:58:01 GMT 2002


I hope somebody can help me with my driver uploading problem. I have done 
everything according to the printing docs (I think =) ), but I can't seem to 
be able to upload the driver via neither XP or W2k. The error I get when 
using XP is: "An error occured while copying file ......... Cannot copy file 
to destination directory. Click Retry to retry the operation or click Cancel 
to cancel" I've created both the WIN40 and the W32X86 folders under 
/usr/local/samba/print, in addition I've tried all kinds of permissions on 

Here's what I do: 

1. Go to the printer share on the Samba box via XP
2. Rightclick --> properties and then answer no
3. Go to advanced tab and press New Driver
4. Select the drivers to upload, it then starts copying the drivers locally 
before trying to upload them. This is when I get the error. 

I use RH 7.1 and Samba 2.2.5. 

My smb.config file: 

workgroup = SMARTI
netbios name = Skule Server
server string = NCS's Samba Server
encrypt passwords = Yes
log file = /var/log/samba/samba-log.%m
log level = 10
max log size = 50
name resolve order = wins lmhosts hosts bcast
logon path = \\%N\profiles\%u
logon home = \\%L\%U\.profiles
logon script =  logon.bat
time server = Yes
domain logons = Yes
os level = 34
preferred master = True
domain master = True
wins support = Yes
lock dir = /var/lock/samba
guest account = ftp
guest ok = Yes
show add printer wizard = Yes
printer admin = root,ntadmin,admin,royotto 

comment = Printer Drivers
path = /usr/local/samba/print
write list = root,ntadmin,admin,royotto
create mask = 0744
directory mask = 0744
guest ok = Yes
printable = Yes
public = Yes
browseable = Yes
read only = Yes 

comment = All Printers
path = /tmp
read only = Yes
create mask = 0700
guest ok = Yes
printable = Yes
browseable = No 

path = /usr/local/samba/print
printer = HPDeskJet710C
comment = HP Printer
printable = yes 

All help would be gratefully accepted.
Roy O. 

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