[Samba] Add printer wizard (XP)

daniel.jarboe at custserv.com daniel.jarboe at custserv.com
Wed Apr 14 12:36:24 GMT 2004

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

For that to work you need an "addprinter command" script.  Details are
in man smb.conf.  It's really easier just to add the printer in cups and
have samba pick it up, unless you start doing things like explicitly
using the location field to contain ip and port/queuename information
that your script can use when adding the printer.  Quite kludgey.

~ Daniel


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