[Samba] W2k devmode

Gerald Carter jerry at samba.org
Fri May 24 11:18:03 GMT 2002

On Mon, 15 Apr 2002, Ruud Baart wrote:

> Our server is a SuSE Linux 7.2 with CVS samba 2.2 branche. Version number is 
> 2.2.pre-4. We updated today.
> We have a problem with the default devmode in Windows 2000 (SP2)
> clients. We have uploaded the printerdrivers to the share print$. The
> Samba printeradministrator is able to change the printer capabilities as
> memory, trays, papersize. etc. Changes are global:  when a user logs in,
> he sees the new global printersettings. In Europe we use page size A4.
> So far, so good.
> But the default printersettings per user are not conform the settings
> the printeradministrator made. We don't know why. To be more specific:
> we want all users to have as default pagesize not "Letter" but "A4".
> Althoud the administrator set all papersizes to A4 the default user
> setting is "Letter". This default user printersettings are saved in the
> register, several places in "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers".

btw...make sure you are setting the preferences under the "Printer 
Preferences" button on the "Advanced" tab of the win2k printer properties
dialog.  Win2k introduced "per user" devmodes as well as global device 

cheers, jerry
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