[Samba] our windows APW can't add printer driver to samba domain member

daniel.jarboe at custserv.com daniel.jarboe at custserv.com
Thu Oct 9 13:22:35 GMT 2003

Hey DJ,

> Driver Wizard on a Windows client, with a username part of
> the 'print admin' group, we get this error message:
> "Unable to install HP Lazerjet 4000 Series PCL 6, Windows 2000, Intel 
> Driver. Access denied"

> [print$]
>         comment = Printer Drivers
>         path = /var/lib/samba/printers
>         write list = root, @MYGROUP\Staff
>         create mask = 0700

Can /var/lib/samba/printers be reached by a member of @MYGROUP\Staff?
What does the ownership permissions of the subdirectories look like?
i.e. W32X86... W32X86/2... W32X86/3?

Your create mask of 0700 seems like it would be problematic for a few
reasons, but mostly because your write list is group based, and other
users will not be able to read files from print$.

~ Daniel


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