[Samba] Printsharing and Drivers for 2000/98/95

Dan Kador shoutinwhispers at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 9 15:59:59 GMT 2003

Hi All,
I'm attempting to set up print-sharing on a Samba 2.2.7 running on Redhat 7.3.  Both 98 and 2000 clients can print fine and dandy if I install the drivers I downloaded from HP (I'm using a LaserJet 5MP for reference).  What I want to do is install the drivers to the Linux box so future clients can download the drivers painlessly.  I believe I've followed the instructions in the current Samba HowTo manual correctly, but perhaps not.  When I browse my server computer (from W2K as root), I double-click the printer listing, and then right-click and go to properties.  Click no for the message "Device settings cannot be displayed.  The driver for the specified printer is not installed.  Only spooler properties will be displayed.  Do you want to install a driver now?"  Go to sharing, additional drivers, and then highlight both "Windows 2000" and "Windows 95 or 98".  Click "ok", and then I get an error message saying "Unable to install Intel, Windows 2000 driver.  Operation could not be completed."  Then a similar one pops up for 95/98.
The relevant error message in my samba.log file is as follows: 

[2003/06/09 10:17:17, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection(251)
  cns-dank ( couldn't find service id
[2003/06/09 10:17:17, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection(251)
  cns-dank ( couldn't find service id
[2003/06/09 10:48:50, 0] rpc_client/cli_spoolss_notify.c:spoolss_connect_to_client(134)
  connect_to_client: machine CNS-DANK rejected the tconX on the IPC$ share. Error was : NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED.
[2003/06/09 10:48:50, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection(251)
  cns-dank ( couldn't find service ::{2227a280-3aea-1069-a2de-08002b30309d}


I'm almost positive my [print$] share is set up correctly - it has write access for root and the directories are set up properly.  Permissions should be okay because I can create directories from the client computers with no problems.  


Any light you all could shed on the problem would be much appreciated.  Thanks!

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