[Samba] Printer Mapping and SMB/Cups printers

Daniel Costello danielc at clinedavis.com
Tue Apr 13 18:26:36 GMT 2004

Hello All.
We have recently run into a problem at my workplace involving 
cups/samba printers and Microsoft Windows trying to map these printers 
and failing.

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 
in Courier.
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.

Kindest Regards,
Daniel Costello

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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