[Samba] Add printer wizard (XP)

Kurt Pfeifle kpfeifle at danka.de
Wed Apr 14 12:28:37 GMT 2004

> Message: 19
> Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 12:54:02 +0100
> From: Hamish <captainmish at gmx.net>
> Subject: [Samba] Add printer wizard (XP)
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> Hello list
> I have been really wowed by samba 3 so far, i just have one last mission 
> to complete... please help!
> I have samba 3.0.2a-SuSE installed on a SuSE 9.0 box. It uses winbind to 
> authenticate against a win server 2003 box - this seems to work fine, 
> users can own files and this is shown when getfacl is run on the shares 
> (owned by DOMAIN\User).
> The last problem i have is adding printers...
> The add printer wizard shows for the windows domain administrator, and 
> he can add a printer right untill the last screen of the wizard - when 
> he clicks the finish button, it shows the error:
> Add Printer Wizard
> Unable to Install Printer. Access is denied.

You need 2 things for this to work:

   1.) a setting in smb.conf "add printer command = /path/to/smb-add-printer-script.sh"
   2.) an actual "smb-add-printer-script.sh" script in named path

So far, I don't know of anyone who has written a reliably working "add
printer command" script which works with CUPS.

By own efforts got stuck some time ago because of a weird re-naming problem
(Samba re-named my newly created printer because it executed the script a
2nd time somehow....)

I will probably revisit that topic within the next few weeks.

The point is that the script needs to take the variables to run CUPS "lpadmin"
from what the user filled into the "Add Printer Wizard" fields....

> The only thing i can think of is that he has no permission to add a cups 
> printer? The driver files are correctly copied across to PRINT$, but 
> then straight after this the error appears.

The usefulness of the "APW" for you (without the "add printer command") is
currently limited to add new drivers and for existing printqueues....

> Here is my smb.conf:

It misses the "add printer command" line....

> [global]
>         workgroup = MYDOMAIN
>         server string = samba test
>         security = DOMAIN
>         password server = pwdserver
>         log level = 1
>         syslog = 0
>         printcap name = CUPS
>         os level = 2
>         preferred master = No
>         local master = No
>         idmap uid = 10000-20000
>         idmap gid = 10000-20000
>         admin users = MYDOMAIN\administrator
>         printer admin = MYDOMAIN\administrator
>         printing = cups
>         veto files = /*.eml/*.nws/riched20.dll/*.{*}/


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