[Samba] Printer properties and Win2K/XP

Carsten Büchner 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 
Samba HowTo).

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.

Any hints?

Carsten Buechner
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