[Samba] Samba 2.2.7 and Windows XP
beckera at softrends.com
Tue Apr 20 02:10:23 GMT 2004
Several months ago, I replaced a WinNT4 PDC with a Samba server. It was a
successful transition, and has been working without trouble. Since the
I have had no issues with file sharing/locking at all, but printing was
In this network, there are several dot-matrix printers that are ONLY
from a DOS application, and a laser for Windows printing. All printers are
ethernet-connected, using either internal or external Jet-direct
There are no special user requirements for connecting to shared printers.
Problem: I just added a WinXP Pro workstation as a member of the
authenticates, and runs the logon script as expected (up to a point).
It is able to
connect drive letters to network shares, no problem. As soon as it gets
NET USE statements that map printers, it stops and wants a username and
password. Nothing that I give it is acceptable. As a test, I created a
queue for one of the dot-matrix printers on the XP workstation itself,
enough, XP asks for a username/pw to map LPT1 to a queue located on ITSELF!!
The PDC is RedHat 9 with current updates (kernel 2.4.20-28.9, Samba
Cups 1.1.17-184.108.40.206). The majority of the clients on this network are
Win98 or Win NT4.
All these older clients have no problem mapping either drives or printers.
Circumstantially, the finger seems to point to the XP workstation in
some way, especially
its inability to map a printer located on itself. Does anyone know of
anything peculiar about
XP and printer mapping?? Of course, I'd love to have someone offer up a
solution, but even a suggestion for a direction to investigate would be
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