[Samba] installing printer in a logon script

Paul Gienger pgienger at ae-solutions.com
Fri Nov 5 13:58:05 GMT 2004

Reorganizing the posts for sanity:

Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:

> Manuel Capinha wrote:
>> Connect to the server and enter the "Printers and Faxes" folder.
>> Right click, choose Server Properties.
>> Go into the Drivers tab and add the driver, just like as if it was a
>> Windows server.
> hint: look at the subject (installing printer in a script).
> it has to be done *fully* automatically, there is no place for going 
> there and clicking here.

You need to do this to install the server copy of the printer driver.  
When you run your rundll command with the /in flag, it looks for the 
driver as it has been installed using (more or less) the procedure 
above.  This is how it's done, not with what you said about 'putting the 
driver in /blah/X32HP200C'.  When you do the install command from a 
login script there is no 'going there and clicking here', just a status 
box that disappears all by itself.

You should probably grab yourself a copy of '...By Example' by whatever 
means you like and bone up on the printing sections.  You can start here 
if you don't know where to find it.

> this is done on a freshly installed machine, which didn't even join 
> the domain.

If you didn't join the domain then how exactly is the login script being 

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