[Samba] Samba 3.0.2a and MS Access 2002

Jason C. Waters jwaters at h2os.com
Mon Jun 21 13:41:43 GMT 2004

Thats really weird.  I pull up a 2002 database and try to print out a 
table and it works fine.  What were you trying to print?  Report? Macro? 
Form?....  How big is your database file?  I would be interested in 
seeing if its database specific, or maybe just something on your machines.


Tim Russell wrote:

> 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.
>     Jason
>     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.
>     >
>     >-Tim
>     >
>     >
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