[Samba] Win 2000 & XP Printer problem
ronb at nativetextiles.com
Thu May 15 18:50:55 GMT 2003
Exact same problem with the win2000 PC.
I've tried other types of shared printers, with the same results, but
these specific printers are connected to the network via HP
JETDIRECTs. I've added them to my spooler on the HPUX unix
machine. I've added the spooler's printer name into my samba's
These printers now show up on every single win95 or win98 machine
on my network.
The weird part is... if I remove a printer from my network, remove it
from my spooler, remove it from my printcap file.... it disapears from
every computer, except the winXP & 2000 machines. Still shows up
when you browse for printers.
My brain hurts.
> 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
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