[Samba] Install a Printer Driver with no INF file?

Ryan Novosielski novosirj at umdnj.edu
Tue Oct 7 17:53:04 GMT 2003

Heh, the HOWTO occurred to me right after I sent that e-mail. I've read
the old HOWTO backwards and forwards and felt like I already knew
everything it had to offer, but the new one is so comprehensive -- 80+
pages of printing only!

Thanks very much to those who took the time to do that -- the directions
worked beautifully ('cept that once I installed the AdobePS driver, I
realized that it was black and white only -- as an aside, anyone know a
"generic" driver that does color PS? Right now I'm using a Tek Phaser 140,
but I figured I'd use one that's as vanilla as possible if it exists...).

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On Mon, 6 Oct 2003 daniel.jarboe at custserv.com wrote:

> Hi Ryan,
> You should look at the 3.0 Samba-HOWTO-Collection under Chapter 18.
> Classical Printing Support... specifically "Installing Print Drivers
> Using rpcclient"
> Long story short you install the drivers locally onto 1 box just to
> determine which files the printer driver uses and where they're put,
> then copy the drivers into Samba's [print$]/W32X86 directory and use
> rpcclient adddriver to install them.  You can then associate the printer
> with the installed drivers, and point 'n print works for the arch you
> installed the drivers for.  The howto goes into good detail.  The
> hardest part is making sure you get your rpcclient adddriver command
> exactly right (quotation marks, colons, commas, filenames, etc... you'll
> see what I mean).
> Good Luck!
> ~ Daniel
> > Disk..." as it comes in an EXE that installs itself to
> > %SYSTEMDRIVE%\SPOOL, etc. I have run into this in the past
> > and simply gave
> > up, but I feel like there has got to be a way to solve it.
> > Perhaps can I
> > somehow get the driver from a Windows machine with it already
> > installed?
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