[Samba] Printing from Linux to Windows 2000

Joseph Loo jloo at acm.org
Thu Oct 24 04:09:03 GMT 2002

I had a similiar problem like that. What I did was enable the guest account on the
windows machine and made the printer shared by everyone.

Hal Vaughan wrote:

> I've seen a lot on printing from Win boxes to printers on Linux boxes.  I've
> found very little on printing from Linux to Windows printers.  The HOWTO has
> some information and I've found several other sources, but I still can't get
> my Linux box to print to a Windows 2000 printer.
> I'm using Mandrake Linux 8.2, Samba 2.2.3a, CUPS (I'm not sure of the version,
> I think it's ), which I'm managing through the KDE control panel.  I have an
> Epson C60 on a Windows 2000 box that I need to be able to access from Linux.
> I'm doing this on my home office lan, but I need to do the exact same thing
> (with a different printer) on a friend's lan.
> I used the CUPs control panel and told it to scan the network.  It found the
> Win2k box that's the host for the printer, but not the printer.  I tried
> typing in the info manually, but nothing prints.  I used the CUPS web admin
> tool and found I kept getting the error message:
> "Unable to connect to SAMBA host, will retry again in 60 seconds....'Success"
> That is the only message I get.
> I'm testing everything on my own LAN, since I figure once I get it to work on
> my LAN, it'll work okay on my friend's.
> I know I'm asking for free help, but I need to get my friend's computer
> printing to his Win2k box asap, so any help I can get on this soon is greatly
> appreciated.
> Thanks!
> Hal
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Joseph Loo
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