[Samba] Samba 2.2.4 Printer Driver Issue

Dave Higgins supradave at earthlink.net
Thu Oct 31 16:38:20 GMT 2002

I'm having an issue with users on the network.  We replaced a printer with a 
newer HP model.  When someone tries to add that printer to their machine, it 
asks them to install a Win98 driver for an HP printer.

Initially, the setup was to have the drivers on the server and have them install 
automatically through printers.def.  There were a few issues about the various 
versions of Windows that prevented us from doing so, i.e. not a Samba issue.

I have removed the printer and recreated it.  I have removed the directives that 
point the the drivers share.

Where would driver information be stored and how can I have it ask for the 
printer driver when I have someone connect to it?  I'm assuming it has to do 
with the Master Browser retaining the information.

Here is the "Normal View" of the config.
# Global parameters
	workgroup = xxxx.COM
	netbios name = BRONCOS
	encrypt passwords = Yes
	passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd
	log file = /var/log/samba.log.%m
	max log size = 250
	name resolve order = host wins lmhosts bcast
	dns proxy = No
	wins server =
	invalid users = root
	printer admin = @users
	short preserve case = No
	mangle case = Yes

	path = /tmp
	guest ok = Yes
	printable = Yes
	printer driver file =
	browseable = No

	path = /tmp
	printable = Yes
	printer name = phplj403

On phplj403, the "printer driver file =" appears only on that particular 
printer.  There is no driver information.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Dave Higgins
Littleton, Colorado
supradave at earthlink.net
While it may be true that a watched pot never boils, the one you don't
keep an eye on can make an awful mess of your stove.
		-- Edward Stevenson

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