[Samba] Desperately need help with two printer issues

Misty Stanley-Jones misty at borkholder.com
Mon Dec 6 16:29:52 GMT 2004

In addition to the below, I also just found out that he is actually able to 
print to the queue, even though he is not able to open the printer from 

On Monday 06 December 2004 11:26, Misty Stanley-Jones wrote:
> I just moved a new user onto my Samba server.  He needs two things, and
> neither of them work!
> 1.  When he tries to access one of the printers, he gets Access denied. 
> Only for one of them.  I can't find anything in the logs.  When I try to
> access the printer as his user, I get:
>  [2004/12/06 11:16:59, 5] smbd/uid.c:change_to_root_user(296)
>    change_to_root_user: now uid=(0,0) gid=(0,0)
> I don't think it's right.  I have no idea why it's doing that.  He is a
> local admin but a domain admin.  Also this printer needs to have the
> drivers installed locally, though most of the printers have their drivers
> on the server.
> 2.  He needs some of the printers to map to local lpt ports.  In the login
> script I'm using "net use LPT1: \\server\printer" but when I go into
> printer properties, I don't see it mapped to a local port.  Am I doing it
> wrong? Before, we used Novell, and use the Novell printer port capture
> facility.
> It is a W2K client, server has Samba 3.0.9 with CUPS printing.
> Thanks in advance,
> Misty

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