[Samba] installing printerdriver without being admin under NT

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Fri Mar 7 14:04:47 GMT 2003

Hash: SHA1

On 6 Mar 2003, Thomas Klettke wrote:

> 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
> printer.

It is actually the spooler that installs the driver and that runs under
the SYSTEM account normally.  point-n-print works fine with NT
workstation.  I think there is a policy on NT4 server that might prevent
this though.

cheers, jerry
 Hewlett-Packard            ------------------------- http://www.hp.com
 SAMBA Team                 ---------------------- http://www.samba.org
 GnuPG Key                  ---- http://www.plainjoe.org/gpg_public.asc
 "You can never go home again, Oatman, but I guess you can shop there."  
                            --John Cusack - "Grosse Point Blank" (1997)

Version: GnuPG v1.2.0 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: For info see http://quantumlab.net/pine_privacy_guard/


More information about the samba mailing list