[Samba] Printer setup -- How-to??

Kjell-Einar Ofstad Kjell-Einar.Ofstad at keo.no
Mon Apr 14 20:13:50 GMT 2003


I've just installed Samba 2.2.8 (SuSE Linux 8.0). 
My clients are running Win2000 Pro.

I'm struggeling with the printer setup. Could anybody route me to an detailed 
step-by-step guide on how to do this right OR maybe explain it to me?

What I have is this:
        comment = Printers ...
        path = /home/ANDROMEDA/printers
        write list = @winadmin, root

[DeskJet 870Cxi]
        path = /home/ANDROMEDA/lpspool
        write list = @winadmin, root
        printable = Yes
        printer name = lp
QUESTION 1: For what purpose do I need the [print$] share?

The [DeskJet 870Cxi] - share is visible and accessible on my clients even 
though I have to install the drivers locally (Yes, the printer itself is 
physically connnected to the Samba server...)

QUESTION 2: Is it possible to set up the printer with the drivers installed on 
the server (in the same manner as when using a NT-server) ? 
- If yes: How ?

QUESTION 3: Why can't I see any printer-map together with my connected 
disk-shares in "My Computer" at the client?  
- I always have to open the Control Panel to see the printer! That's annoying.

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Kjell-Einar Ofstad

E-mail   : Kjell-Einar.Ofstad at keo.no
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