[Samba] installing samba printer on windows xp

daryl daryl at sierraos.com
Mon Aug 4 18:21:26 GMT 2003

hello everyone. i am running into an issue where xp pro clients
must have local admin rights to be able to install a samba printer.
the actual error message is:

A policy is in effect on your computer which prevents you from
connecting to this print queue. Please contact your System Administrator.

well, i am the system administrator and am not sure where to go next.
i am able to install the printer if i have local admin privileges on the
windows xp host, but this wont scale very well. i have created a
print package using mkprintpkg.pl and the instructions at:
but still have the same problem.

maybe i've missed some documentation? or someone can help explain
where/if i've gone wrong. the linux box can print fine to the printer
and my smb.conf looks like this:

  comment = CompassAI Printers
  path = /var/spool/lpd/samba
  browseable = no
  public = yes
  guest ok = yes
  read only = yes
  printable = yes
  printer admin = root, jon

  comment = Print Drivers
  path = /etc/samba/drivers
  browseable = yes
  guest ok = no
  read only = yes
  write list = root, jon

you help is greatly appreciated.


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