[Samba] Printing OK on 98, "Access denied" on XP Pro

William Enestvedt William.Enestvedt at jwu.edu
Fri Dec 19 21:19:51 GMT 2003

I have a very simple setup on a Solaris 8 server, running Samba 3.0.1 (see smb.conf below). A desktop PC running Windows 98 (SE?) happily connects to and prints to my one shared printer, but an XP Pro laptop takes a loooong time to install the local driver and then just says "Access denied, unable to connect".
   I already told it to use a client driver and disabled spoolss. Here's my smb.cnf file:
----------Start of smb.conf------------
	workgroup = jwu
	netbiosname = pvd-dat-60
	security = share
	dns proxy = No
	wins server = <IP redacted>
#	printcap name = /etc/printcap
	printing = sysv
	disable spoolss = Yes
#	path = /tmp
#	read only = Yes
#	guest ok = Yes
	comment = HP 9000hns
	path = /var/spool/samba
	printable = Yes
	browseable = Yes
	guest ok = Yes
#	read only = Yes
	use client driver = yes
-----------End of smb.conf---------------
   (The temp section was to test whether things worked before. I will actually delte those lines when I solve this problem. I commented out the printcap line because I don't want to share all the printers: I have a lot configured on this Sun but use a Windows print server to publishing them to desktop PC users.)
   Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for everyone's time.
Will Enestvedt
UNIX System Administrator
Johnson & Wales University -- Providence, RI

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