[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
> 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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