[Samba] Printer properties and Win2K/XP
carsten.buechner at edag.de
Thu Oct 30 14:12:44 GMT 2003
I have setup Samba 3.0.0 on RedHat 8.0 with cups (1.1.19) as the underlying
print system. I can upload native (PCL/PS) printer drivers with the Add Printer
Wizard from Windows 2K/XP without problems (as described in Chap. 18 of the
The first connection to these printers is done by a printer admin, who
configured the drivers (duplex, memory, etc.).
When the printer admin connects the printer, he is able to see these settings
in the local printer folder while opening the properties of the printer.
If a "normal" user without admin rights connects to the printer, he only can
use standard settings (eg. he is not able to use duplex printing).
On the other hand, if I install the printer drivers (postscript printer driver
from cups) with "cupsaddsmb" on the linux box, even normal users can use all
capabilities the printer offers.
Unfortunately I have to use PCL drivers for several printers, so that
"cupsaddsmb" will not solve my problem.
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