[Samba] Automatic Printer Driver Downloading - Does it work?

Van Sickler, Jim vansickj-eodc at Kaman.com
Wed May 8 16:05:02 GMT 2002

What kind of printer?

If you have the printer driver installed
on your system already, instead of browsing
the requested CD, browse to one of these:

(in the following order)

to find the requested driver.

  If you have Win2k SP2, extract it and
browse in the \i386 dir & subdir's.

  If you have HP printers, extract those
and install from there, using the .inf file
to get a list of the available printers.

  If you have AdobePS or LexMark drivers,
add "use client driver=yes" to the smb.conf
section that pertains to that printer.

        comment = Lexmark Optra S 1250
        path = /var/spool/samba/optra
        writeable = false
        printable = true
        printer name = optra
        use client driver = yes

Good luck,


chmod -R 0744 the print$ share dir/subdirs.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jay Ts [mailto:jay at metran.cx]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2002 7:56 AM
> To: samba at samba.org
> Subject: [Samba] Automatic Printer Driver Downloading - Does it work?
> Hi,
> I was wondering if anyone has gotten automatic printer driver
> downloading to work?
> The problem I'm seeing here is while trying to upload a printer
> driver to the Samba print server using Windows 2000 or XP.
> The Add Printer Driver Wizard runs ok until I click on the
> Finish button, then it requires a Windows 2000 Advanced Server
> CD-ROM to be installed, to get a driver out of the
> printers\NT4\I386 directory.  Is there any way around this?
> Jay Ts
> jayts at iname.com
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