[Samba] Problems managing remote SAMBA printers from Windows
johnbiundo at sbcglobal.net
Tue Oct 21 00:00:10 GMT 2003
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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