[Samba] Printer Mapping and SMB/Cups printers
danielc at clinedavis.com
Tue Apr 13 18:26:36 GMT 2004
We have recently run into a problem at my workplace involving
cups/samba printers and Microsoft Windows trying to map these printers
We have a Citrix server that PC clients access through Terminal
Services. When a user logs in, the Citrix server attempts to create a
mapping to the users default printer for that session. The problem
comes when the citrix server tries to identify the printer and sees
that its model/driver name is the same as the Printer queues name.
From what I can tell, this occurs when the cupsaddsmb command is run.
It creates a separate ppd for each printer and names it exactly the
same as the Cups queue is named.
Because the Citrix server cannot find a driver by these names in its
own collection, it uses the Universal Printer Driver which only prints
Has anyone else run into this problem or know a solution? Is there a
way to install these PPD's for each printer on the Windows server? Can
I configure "cupsaddsmb" to not change the driver name to alleviate the
Any help would be appreciated.
PS- This message will also be sent to the CUPS mailgroup as it involves
cups as much as SMB, I apologize for any inconvienience this may cause.
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