[Samba] Win2K sp4 can't print
Van Sickler, Jim
vansickj-eodc at kaman.com
Thu Jul 24 20:20:28 GMT 2003
You can blame SP4 if you want too; I won't mind.
Weren't those PCs printing ok prior to the
upgrade to SP4?
Honestly, I've only had one of about
1/2 dozen PCs that I've put SP4 on show any
oddities aftewards. And the one PC was flaky
prior to the SP install.
The SP4 folks here that are using Solidworks 2003
have noticed their systems are much more stable,
and what used to be BSODs are now CTDs (Crash
To Desktops) instead. Solidworks crashing
now only kills itself, instead of the whole
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bob Crandell [mailto:bob at assuredcomp.com]
> Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2003 10:06 AM
> To: Samba List
> Subject: RE: [Samba] Win2K sp4 can't print
> 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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