[Samba] Windows XP SP2 slow printing solution

Darrin Yeager dyeager at statesind.com
Fri Nov 12 23:41:38 GMT 2004

> On the printer server, we are running samba 3.0.1, and on the WINS
> server we are running an older version, 2.2.5. 
> Recently, some of our computers were upgraded to XP SP2. After the
> upgrade, accessing the samba shared printers from the XP machines was
> incredibly slow. It would take tens of seconds to even bring up the
> printer status window, and printing from acrobat could take several
> minutes.

You'll have to upgrade the 3.0.1 box -  MS introduced a bug in XP SP2 for 
printing which samba fixed in the later versions (> 3.0.5 I believe).

Look at the release notes for the latest samba version and search for "SP2" 
and you'll see the problem.


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