[Samba] WinXP Printing issue

Ron Bombard ronb at nativetextiles.com
Thu Jan 30 17:00:08 GMT 2003


I'm running Samba 2.2.5 on HP-UX 10.20.

I've recently started adding WinXP clients to my network.  Here's my 

I installed a WinXP machine on the network.   I was able to add a 
bunch of samba-networked printers to the Xp machine.  

I recently added 2 new printers to the network.   I added the printer 
names to my samba "printcap" file.   I'm able to add these printers to 
any Win98, 95 machines.   But my WinXP machine doesn't see them.  
Even if I don't "browse" for it, and just type it in manually 
"\\Server\printer" it errors:

"Windows cannot connect to the printer.  Either the printer name was 
typed incorrectly, or the specified printer has lost its connection to the 

I even removed a printer from my network, removed its printer name 
from the "printcap" file.    This printer STILL shows up in WinXP.  It 
even lets me install it.

Is there some sort of "Cache" or something that stores this information 
on WinXP machines?   Does anyone have any ideas?   It sure would 
be "Handy" to be able to add printer to my network...

Ron Bombard,  Network Administrator
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons... for you 
are crunchy, and taste like chicken.

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