[Samba] XP & 2000 Printer problem

Ron Bombard ronb at nativetextiles.com
Mon May 19 20:38:34 GMT 2003

I'm having a problem with my XP & 2000 pc's, with printers.

During the initial installation and configuration of these machines, 
everything is fine.   But any printer added to the network AFTER the 
initial config of the winXP & win2000 pc's, isn't available to these 

So... if I add any printers to my network, I can't use them with my 
winXP or win2000 pc's.  If I try to connect to one of the new printers, I 

"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, and removed its printer
name from the "printcap" file.    This printer STILL shows up in
WinXP & 2000 machines.  

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 or 2000 machines?   Does anyone have any 
ideas?   It sure would be "Handy" to be able to add printer to my 

Ron Bombard,  Network Administrator
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons... for you 
are crunchy, and taste like chicken.

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