[Samba] Win 2000 & XP Printer problem

linux power linuxpower at operamail.com
Thu May 15 18:29:01 GMT 2003

    Does the same thing happens to the win 2000 PC.
And are the printers connected to the lindoze?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Bombard" <ronb at nativetextiles.com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 13:43:13 -0400
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Win 2000 & XP Printer problem

> I'm running Samba 2.2.5 on HP-UX 10.20.
> I've recently started adding WinXP (and 2000) clients to my network.  
> Here's my issue:   (It seems to effect both the XP & 2000 machines)
> I installed a WinXP machine on the network.   I was able to add a
> bunch of samba-networked printers to the Xp machine.  
> I recently added 2 new printers to the network.   I added the
> printer names to my samba "printcap" file.   I'm able to add
> these printers to any Win98, 95 machines.   But my WinXP machine
> doesn't see them.  Even if I don't "browse" for it, and just type
> it in manually "\\Server\printer" it errors:
> "Windows cannot connect to the printer.  Either the printer name
> was typed incorrectly, or the specified printer has lost its
> connection to the server."
> I even removed a printer from my network, removed its printer
> name from the "printcap" file.    This printer STILL shows up in
> WinXP.  It even lets me install it.
> I've even restarted samba just for the sheer fun of it.
> Is there some sort of "Cache" or something that stores this
> information on WinXP machines?   Does anyone have any ideas?   It
> sure would be "Handy" to be able to add printer to my network...
> Thanks!
> Ron
> ---------------------------------------------------
> Ron Bombard,  Network Administrator
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