[Samba] Problem with a samba print server

Peter Carpenter peterc at osm.co.uk
Mon Apr 14 10:33:49 GMT 2003

Isn't this just an authentication problem? If you want to have user 'guy' as
the "printer admin" at the Unix end you'll have to have an Administrators
Group user called 'guy' in the Windows domain or use the "username map"
facility to map an existing domain administrator to 'guy' or 'root'. Since
you're using "security=domain" a _local_ Adminstrator account probably won't
be recognised by your password server and will end up as 'nobody' at the
Unix end.

-----Original Message-----
From: Guy Roussin [mailto:guy.roussin at teledetection.fr]
Sent: Saturday, 12 April, 2003 8:01 AM


I created a print server SERVIMP(*) with samba 2.2.8,
i put all the printers at it.  I installed the 
drivers one by one (win98 and win2k) using the 
APW of win2000.
The drivers seems to be correctly settled.  

Then on SERVIMP I execute with rpcclient the assignment 
of the printers to the drivers with $> setdriver printer "driver" 
i get success with this.

I can then install the printers on the win2k client
**BUT** I notice that it is not possible for me to 
configure the printer...
(I do not have the possibility to change the creator even
if I am connected as a print admin) and I note that the 
creator of the printer is a SID like S-1-5-21...  

And it is not possible any more for me to change this even if 
i am a local administrator. 
if i remove and reinstall the driver on the client, the problem
stays here ...

Is this a Samba or a Windows problem?

Thank you

(*) extract of smb.conf of SERVIMP

security = DOMAIN
printer admin = guy

        comment = Serveur de pilote d'impression
        path = /home/printers
        write list = guy
        guest ok = Yes

       comment = Toutes les imprimantes
       path = /home/spool
       guest ok = Yes
       printable = Yes
       browseable = No


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