[Samba] Printer name changed in samba 3.0.7

Andrew Gaffney agaffney at skylineaero.com
Tue Oct 5 23:32:29 GMT 2004

Cavanaugh, Mike F wrote:
> We have a strange problem when using samba 3.0.7 where a printer's name
> is changed to the name of the printer driver. We use samba to share out
> printers from a fedora core 1 system. On a windows client they initially
> show up accurately. When adding the windows driver from a windows client
> for a new shared printer the driver files get transferred just fine.
> However, the printer name in the Printer and Faxes folder suddenly gets
> changed to the name of the printer driver just uploaded after clicking
> the final OK in the windows dialog box. The name can be changed back to
> its original name and the printer works fine and the properties can be
> set. This did not happen in previous versions of samba. Would anyone
> know the cause of this?

This isn't just a 3.0.7 thing. I noticed the same thing last night with 3.0.6 
when adding print drivers to the samba PDC from an XP box.

Andrew Gaffney
Network Administrator
Skyline Aeronautics, LLC.

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