[Samba] Samba 3.0.2a and MS Access 2002

Tim Russell timrussell at rocketmail.com
Sun Jun 20 15:44:52 GMT 2004

I guess I'm not sure what you mean? The problem is WITH the newer, updated Access 2002 (and I've seen similiar posts about Access 2003). I guess I should have been more specific and said that I'm not having trouble with any other "Microsoft" Office application (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc). Also, ANY version of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint (office 97, office 2000, office 2002) work perfectly. Only when Access gets to version 2002 or up are there problems.
I can tell you specifically that 3 weeks ago before we switched to Samba we were on NT print servers and did NOT have this problem. I can also say that locally installed printers and printers installed on workstations as IP printers (meaning not on a print server, just setup to print to directly an IP address) DO NOT have this problem. ONLY printers with a "Samba Printer port" have this issue. So, having said that, I think I can squarely point to samba as the root of the problem. It would appear to me that access doesn't behave like the rest of the office suite when it comes to finding the default printer on a workstation and consequently is causing the issue with samba.

"Jason C. Waters" <jwaters at h2os.com> wrote:
Have you tried this with other MS products? This really sounds more 
like you need to update office on those machines than a samba problem. 
I would say that if word comes up and finds the default printer, you 
need to try to update your office install.


Tim Russell wrote:

>I think I've seen a few others with similiar issues, but so far no answers that have applied to me.
>Basically, I have a solaris 8 box with Samba 3.0.2a that serves up all my windows printers. All printers for windows are configured in cups 1.1.20 as raw queues and I have point and print setup to push drivers to all the users.
>I'm not having issues with any other office apps, but Access 2002 is having trouble. When users open a database and try to print, Access 2002 fails to detect the default printer. They have to select a printer from the file menu and then this printer becomes the default printer for all users (which is a problem as users are on different floors and have to constantly change the printer).
>I know this seems like a small issue, but it's one of the last unexpected hurdles we have and we'd like to make our users happy. How can we make access 2002 detect a users default printer like ALL the other apps do.
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