[Samba] installing printerdriver without being admin under NT
thomas at klettke.us
Thu Mar 6 19:20:30 GMT 2003
I think the trick is that on NT the user has to be a local administrator
for that machine (not the domain). On NT a common user can not install a
print driver (no matter where it's being installed from), this requires
admin privileges - I believe there is a local printer admin too, if you
don't want to give users full admin access to their machine.
If the driver is installed, then the user can - of course - map to that
On Thu, 2003-03-06 at 12:13, Peter Carpenter wrote:
> The printer "install" feature works here with NT workstations and Samba
> 2.2.6 as the server. Samba is not the PDC but I don't see why that should
> matter. Have you uploaded the NT printer drivers as well as the W2K drivers?
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> Jesko Schneider wrote:
> > i have NT and Windows 2000 Client served by a Samba PDC. This PDC is
> > also CUPS-Printingserver. Now i up loaded the windows printing driver
> > to the Samba-server into the print$ share.
> > Under Windows 2000 i can download/install the driver with every
> > PDC-account by clicking on the printershare, under Windows NT i need
> > to be in the local administration group.
> > Is there any possiblity to it under NT , which will give me the same
> > opportunity like win2000 ? ( = download/install the driver with every
> > PDC-account without being in the local admin group ???)
> As far as I rember this is not possible, because in Windows NT 4 the
> printer drivers are still kernel space und no normal user account has
> the permissions to install printer drivers. In Windows 2000 this
> "bug/feature" has been circumvented by moving the printer drivers to
> user space...
> I think want you want is not possible, but I may be way off mark her...
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