[Samba] Win2K sp4 can't print

Bob Crandell bob at assuredcomp.com
Thu Jul 24 17:06:23 GMT 2003


I think part of it was my fault.  I went back and looked at some of the other NT4,
XP and Win2K that were working fine and found out that they were all setup as local
printers, that is, captured LPT ports.  I don't think I can blame sp4.  I wish I
couldn't blame me.


Van Sickler, Jim (vansickj-eodc at kaman.com) wrote:
>  I've upgraded several systems here to SP4,
>and haven't run into any of these errors (yet!).
>  Spoolss was updated in SP4;  I'd try deleting
>the printers & their ports on the SP4 PCs, then
>adding them again.  If you toggled or added the
>"disable spoolss = yes" setting, or upgraded
>to 2.2.8a after the ports on the win2k PCs
>were created, it may cause the "Access Denied" error.
>  Are you setting the printers up as Network or
>Local on the PCs?  It makes a difference.  Local gave
>me fewer problems.  Use  \\server\printshare as the
>port name.
>  The lpc commands don't look quite right -
>mine are from lprng, but the syntax is pretty
>much the same:
>        lpq command = /usr/local/bin/lpstat %p
>        lprm command = /usr/local/bin/lprm -P%p %j
>        lppause command = /usr/local/sbin/lpc hold %p %j
>        lpresume command = /usr/local/sbin/lpc release %p %j
>        queuepause command = /usr/local/sbin/lpc stop %p
>        queueresume command = /usr/local/sbin/lpc start %p
>  To be honest, I've pretty much given up on printing in
>Samba 2.x, and gone over to Standard TCP/IP Ports, printing
>to the lprng daemon on the Samba server.  I posted a whole
>bunch of times trying to get a way to enumerate the correct
>print job info on the clients, instead of the smbprn.xxx.xxx
>that is usually available.  I never got a solution...
>  Printing through lprng has given me two big benefits:
>my Lanier 2138 no longer goes off into la-la land
>(don't get me started on Ricoh's COMPLETELY CRAPPY job
>of de-bugging their firmware), and the correct info is displayed
>for the printer queues.
>Hope this helps,

Bob Crandell
Assured Computing
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