[Samba] RE: printer admin problems with 2.2.4
mthomas at rhrk.uni-kl.de
Wed May 15 13:42:03 GMT 2002
>We upgraded from 2.2.3a to 2.2.4 on a SuSE 7.2 server. We compiled Samba just
>default. The new version seems to work ok with the exception of printer administration.
>Printer admins are not able to see the properties of the printers (right click on printer
>gives on error). Our workstations are W2k SP2. But users that are not printer admin
>are able to see the properties of a printer, but they are not allowed to change the
>settings or to upload drivers. I don't think it is important, but we use the latest lprng-
>version as printserver.
>* We tried the patch on the file rpc_parse/parse_spoolss.c
>* We tried the current CVS version
>* We installed the whole samba from scratch (new tdb-files)
>All no difference.
>With a lot of debugging on we can't see what is the problem.
>Met vriendelijke groet/Regards,
Had the same problems here too. It seems that Windows 2K stores
a lot of information about the printers in the registry (~=user-profile).
Esp. if the printers where connected via local ports and with local drivers
before, this seems to be stored in the registry and is not always removed if the
printer gets disconnected/removed. Try to find you printer-names in the registry and
delete entries around it (...registry, hacking, backup, warning etc.etc.).
You may also clean up /winnt/system32/spool/drivers.
Perhaps you can just take another W2K client (clean installation) and fire
the Server APW from there and use a 'clean' clients to test it.
With one Printer (a HP Deskjet 1120 connected via a JetDirect 300x Box,
served via 'latest' LPRNG and Samba 2.2.4 using the W2K standard drivers
from /winnt/inf/ntprint.inf) I had exactly the same problem that you've
described. The printer properties could be edited by a print-admin as
long as none of the clients was connected to the samba-queue.
It seems to work now after heavy registry-editing, client file-removal,
new tdb and latest CVS-Code (but with only two clients connected so far).
Please send me your findings, I'm fighting with this problem too and
would like to have more information on it.
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