Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Tue May 27 17:01:42 GMT 2003

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On Tue, 27 May 2003, John H Terpstra wrote:

> On Tue, 27 May 2003, Kevin Smith wrote:
> > Is this an exclusively NT/XP/2K share or will it work with windows 9x as
> > well?
> Normally Win 9x/Me uses the printer$ share.
> You will find Win 9x/Me driver downloads a little on the flakey side due
> to the high variability of the age and style of the drivers available.
> Drivers written for Win 98 SE and later generally work fine with the
> printer$ share.

No.  SOrry John.  This is incorrect.  The [print$] is simply a file share
for storing drivers.  The windows clients (all versions) query the print 
server for the driver location.  So the [print$] share is used for Win9x
& NT and later clients.  Just like a Windows NT print server.

And if you are saying that the win9x support is flakey due to drivers, 
then i might agree with you.  But if you are saying that Samba support for 
9x driver download is flakey I would have to disagree.

Just clarifying things.

cheers, jerry
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