[Samba] Problems managing remote SAMBA printers from Windows

John Biundo johnbiundo at sbcglobal.net
Tue Oct 21 00:00:10 GMT 2003

Hi All,

Hope someone can help.  Have tried diligently all the "self-help" 
avenues I can find, as well as asking for help on the user forums for my 

Here's the situation.

Running SAMBA server on a libranet Linux 2.8.1 box (Debian based 
distro).  Have SAMBA 2.2.3a-12.3 for Debian installed and running.

Can create shares for file systems and printers that are accessible from 
Win XP and Win NT clients.  Have been able to read/write files, and 
print jobs from the smb client machines.  Can successfully execute all 
the tests in the doc/samba/DIAGNOSIS.txt file.

But I cannot seem to manage the printers from the Windows side (XP or 
NT).   After setting up the SAMBA share printer in windows, and 
successfully printing, I try to access the printer's management features 
by opening the control panel icon representing it.  The  little 
management console tool opens up, and allows me to generate a "print 
test page" job, which completes succsessfully, but the window's title 
displays: "lp0 on linx Access denied, unable to connect".  The print 
queue is always empty, even when there's a known print job running.

Any ideas what's going on?

I can supply the smb.conf file if that would help, but didn't want to 
clutter this message.

Thanks in advance,

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