[Samba] smbspool to Windows 2000 Server: "ERRgeneral opening remotefile"

Ricardo Nuno ricardo.nuno at moonlight.pt
Wed Jun 16 16:59:41 GMT 2004

hi Marc,

I had that problem a few days ago, I solved by on the win2k machine
in the Printer properties, go to the "Advance" Tab check if you dont have
selected "Print directly to the printer" and select "Spool print..."
and it should work, at least for me it worked :-)

-- RNuno

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Sent: quarta-feira, 16 de Junho de 2004 17:52
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Subject: [Samba] smbspool to Windows 2000 Server: "ERRgeneral opening


I am trying to print from my Debian unstable Notebook to a printer
that is connected to a Windows 2000 Server. Target environment is CUPS
which uses smbspool as a front-end, and smbspool gives a strange error

|  export DEVICE_URI="smb://account:password@domain/server/printer"
|  smbspool foo bar Title 1 ignore Makefile
gives the error message
|  ERROR: ERRHRD - ERRgeneral (General failure.) opening remote file Title

Same thing happens with
|  export DEVICE_URI="smb://domain\account:password@server/printer"

When I use a different (wrong) password, the error message changes to
access denied, so I believe the account is OK.

When I boot my notebook with windows, I can print to that printer with
the account in question. So the Windows people say that the server is

Am I doing something wrong with smbspool?

Any hints will be appreciated.

I will be on site again on Friday, so I won't reply to answers until I
have tried what you suggested.


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