[Samba] Help with CUPS, Windows, d/l print drivers
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Sun Oct 19 14:05:34 GMT 2003
On Sunday 19 October 2003 08:26, Scott Ehrlich wrote:
> 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
CUPS itself does not provide for automatic download of printer drivers to
Windows clients. Windows or Samba can handle this task for "Windows printers"
(those hosted by Windows or Samba), both are well documented. I doubt that
either Windows or Samba provide automatic download of Windows printer drivers
for native CUPS hosted (direct IPP printing to CUPS) printers.
A possible workaround is to expose the printer as a "Windows" device,
auto-install the driver, install the IPP device and associate the already
installed driver with it, then remove the original Windows device. I haven't
tried it but it should be possible, and reasonably automatic. Windows/Samba
would be in the loop for netlogon support plus driver and device installation
but then out of the loop for the actual printing process.
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