[Samba] Installing print drivers

Bob Crandell bob at crandell.net
Tue Mar 18 18:38:40 GMT 2003


I'm trying to copy printer driver files to the server in a way that
workstations can
install from the server just by right-clicking on the printer icon and

I created the [printers] share and created the W32X86, etc directories. In
right-clicked on the printer icon and installed the drivers. It looked like
worked. Looking at it from the linux side, I can see the other directories
under the ones I made and the printer driver files are there. However when I
click on the icon from Win98, it asks for the driver disk.

Here is part of the smb.conf:
comment = Home based server
server string = Samba Server v2.2.7


printcap name = /etc/printcap
load printers = yes
printing = bsd
disable spoolss = no
printer admin = administrator, @ntadmin, root

available = yes
comment = Printer Drivers
path = /home/samba/printers
browseable = yes
guest ok = Yes
read only = yes
write list = @ntadmin, administrator, root

available = yes
comment = HP990 Color Printer
path = /var/spool/lpd/lp0
print command = /usr/bin/lpr -P%p -r %s
queuepause command = /usr/sbin/lpc -P%p stop
queueresume command = /usr/sbin/lpc -P%p start
guest ok = yes
public = yes
printer = lp0
writable = no
printable = yes
browsable = yes
create mask = 0777
use client driver = no
write list = @ntadmin, administrator, root


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