[Samba] installing samba printer on windows xp

Helen Nulty hnulty at email.unc.edu
Mon Aug 4 19:31:36 GMT 2003

We ran into this also.  We learned that there is a Point and Print
Restrictions Policy Setting in Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP that may
prevent some users from installing the new printers.  See this article:


daryl wrote:

> 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:
> http://us2.samba.org/samba/ftp/docs/htmldocs/printer_driver2.html
> 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:
> [printers]
>   comment = CompassAI Printers
>   path = /var/spool/lpd/samba
>   browseable = no
>   public = yes
>   guest ok = yes
>   read only = yes
>   printable = yes
>   printer admin = root, jon
> [print$]
>   comment = Print Drivers
>   path = /etc/samba/drivers
>   browseable = yes
>   guest ok = no
>   read only = yes
>   write list = root, jon
> you help is greatly appreciated.
> daryl
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