[Samba] Help with CUPS, Windows, d/l print drivers

Scott Ehrlich scott at csail.mit.edu
Sun Oct 19 12:26:26 GMT 2003

I'm not seeing where in your reply it says anything about configuring CUPS
to permit the print drivers to automatically get installed on the client

Maybe I'm on the wrong list for this question?



On Sat, 18 Oct 2003, Tim Kelley wrote:

> On Saturday 18 October 2003 6:37 pm, Scott Ehrlich wrote:
> > I've seen various posts to this and other lists about CUPS, Windows
> > printing, and downloading of drivers for an IPP printer installed on
> > a Windows machine, the printer being serviced by CUPS.
> >
> > I have downloaded the respective Windows 9x, 2K, and XP drivers from
> > manufacturers' sites, and want to find a way to implement them to
> > CUPS, so if anyone opts to mount a printer via http, the drivers will
> > automatically download for them, just as they would for mounting the
> > printer off our old NT 4 Server (which currently relays to CUPS).
> >
> > We've had CUPS running successfully for over a year, and the final
> > piece now is to transfer existing Windows users off our NT server and
> > directly to CUPS, with drivers automatically installing for them.
> Once you set "printing = cups" in your smb.conf, the printers defined
> within cups will automagically show up as printers hosted by this
> machine to windows.
> If you are running an NT domain, you should also get winbindd working
> properly, and define a "print admin" user in your smb.conf.
> All you need to to add a printer is go the the printers$ share on the
> samba machine from windows and take a look at the "Advanced" tab.  If
> it is greyed out, you have a permissions problem most likely (look at
> the print admin" setting).  You will also need to set the permissions
> properly on the spool directory so that users can write to it (or they
> will not be able to print).

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