[Samba] Windows XP SP2 slow printing solution

Walter Willmertinger willmertinger at consys.de
Mon Nov 15 08:45:07 GMT 2004

I upgraded to 3.0.8 with no difference in the speed of the printer 
dialogue and other printer related topics.
It is still very, very slow. For example, Adobe 6.0 takes about 10 
seconds to show the printer dialogue.

So it seems, that the problem is not fixed.
I sure think it is a problem in SP2, because I removed already SP2 and 
all works in normal speed.
The problem is that you cannot go around SP2 only if you ignore any MS 
XP updates.

Bret Jordan schrieb:

> Also if your printers are in a different VLAN check your firewall 
> rules and or router ACLs to make sure the CUPs/Samba server can talk 
> about to the clients correctly.  When you do a packet capture you will 
> see what I am talking about.
> Bret
> Darrin Yeager wrote:
>>> 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.
>> http://samba.org/samba/history/samba-3.0.8.html

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