[Samba] Samba (old) and shared printers on MS Win 2003 SBS
tpeters at mixcom.com
Sun Dec 12 01:24:05 GMT 2004
This might be a rube question; if so I apologize in advance. Someone asked
me to help and I don't have much info, but I have a limited window and have
to be forearmed with as much information as possible before I set foot in
The guy that asked for help runs a Red Hat 6.2 box with the version of
Samba that came with RH 6.2. I asked him what version of Samba it was. He
didn't know. He's going to check Monday.
He has this uneasy relationship with the IT people at the place. His apps
on the RH box run a main mission function, but the windows boxes do
everything else. Last week the IT folks decided they were going to sweep
out all the Win98 and NT boxen and replace all the workstations with XP Pro
and all the server(s) with Win2003 Small Biz.
Prior to that, his Linux apps printed to shared printers connected to NT
and maybe even Win98 workstations with ease. Now his stuff can't reach any
My first thought was that old versions of Samba don't know about Active
Directory, but I don't know 1. if that's true or 2. if the presence of
Win2003 server SBS necessarily implies AD.
My second thought was that the arrogant twits just didn't bother to give
his box required permissions to use the shared printers.
Who'd design a business network with printers on the workstations anyhow?
Whatever, any ideas where to begin?
Can someone tell me how recent a version of Samba he could upgrade to,
given that he's stuck with the kernel he's using now because of his apps?
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