[Samba] Printer Permissions Problem

mwestern at sola.com.au mwestern at sola.com.au
Thu May 22 02:40:43 GMT 2003

what does the log say is the problem?  i had a problem with mine not working
after a while and found that it wasn't resolving against our NT server.
obvioulsy that's not your problem because your security is set to user....
check out the log level on samba/cups perhaps?

don't forget when you add a printer on your winblows machine your not
changing the server.  you need to browse to \\sambaserver and then browse to
printers to modify the server drivers/properties....


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[mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org]On Behalf Of ganapathy murali
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2003 3:27 AM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Printer Permissions Problem

I am unable to add drivers to network printer.
I am logged in as a user who is allowed to write to
those shares. But when ever I right click on the Properties
of the printer when viewing \\DC\Printers and Faxes\PrinterName,
Most of the tabs are disabled.

I was able to install the drivers some time ago. But not any more.
The more weird thing is that for some of the network printers,
the Ports tab of the Properties Pages lists 
"LPT1,LPT2,LPT3,COM1,...COM4,FILE" and for the others it
lists "Samba Printer Port". Infact, the ones for which the drivers
are already installed on the network (which I did a week ago) show
the "LPT1,..." list while those printers which I just added
to the printcap file by hand, display "Samba Printer Port".

Here are the important portions of my smb.conf file.
Let me know if you want any other information.

         # security, users and passwords
         security = user
         encrypt passwords = yes
         domain logons = yes
         smb passwd file = /etc/local/samba/smbpasswd
         add user script = /etc/local/samba/add_user %u

         # Printing configs
         printer admin = @staff
         printing = LPRNG
         printcap name = /etc/local/samba/printcap
         ; testing purposes so we can debug drivers..
         print command = echo "%s on %p" >> /tmp/printlog
         lpq command = lpq -P%p
         lpq cache time = 30
         lprm command = lprm %j
         min print space = 2000
         load printers = yes
         ; add printer wizard doesn't seem to work either
         show add printer wizard = no
         addprinter command = /etc/local/samba/add_printer

     path = /packages/samba/shares/print$
     read only = yes
     browseable = no
     write list = @staff

     path = /tmp
     printable = yes
     writeable = no
     read only = yes
     guest ok = no
     write list = @staff

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