[Samba] Setting printer properties with prnadmin.dll (W2k ResourceKit)

Chris Aitken chris at ion-dreams.com
Mon Jan 26 13:57:20 GMT 2004

> Hi,
> we are trying to set printer properties with the prnadmin.dll from the
> windows 2000 resource kit.
> The printers are shared by a samba 2.2.8a, spoolingsystem is Cups. We are
> using the windows drivers to process the job, the queues are set as
> raw-queues on cups.
> For some models[1] setting the properties via a dumped file works without
> any
> Problems.
> For some other printermodels[2] it doesn't work, the properties are not
> saved
> on the samba-server. If we set the propertiess once by hand the
> script works
> and samba is storing the properties from the dumped file correctly.
> Any ideas where to look at to get it work with every model?
> 1: Lexmark Optra S1855 and T614
> 2: HP Laserjet 4100 and HP Laserjet 4050
> regards,
> --
> Stefan Klein, Systems Engineer

For printers in 2, can't you use CUPS built in drivers, and use the windows
postscript drivers?

It works here (samba 2.2.8 debian, cups 1.1.someting, HP laserjet 4000N,
xinXP / win2k / 98) albeit not using the resource kit.



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