[Samba] APW printing defaults : protection fault 0x6a90450e: version 3.0.7-Debian

Tom Schutzer-Weissmann trmsw at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Oct 26 12:20:55 GMT 2004

Trying to use SAMBA as a print server for Windows clients, I have
managed to share the printers, but following the setup procedure on the
clients I always get a protection fault when I try to open the "printing
defaults" part of the Add Printer Wizard in XP.

"Function address 0x6a90450e caused a protection fault (exception code
0xc0000005). Some or all property page(s) may not be displayed"

A lot of googling has proved inconclusive, except a mail saying this was
a known bug and suggesting an upgrade to version 3.0.0, but I am using

On log level 2 there is no sign of any error, only files being opened
and closed. On log level 3 no error either.

My config file is below - thanks in advance!

   panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
   printing = cups
   printcap name = cups
   load printers = yes

   use sendfile = no
   guest account = smbprint
 ;  invalid users = root
   security = user
   map to guest = bad user
   workgroup = PCB
        log level = 2
   server string = %h server (Samba %v)
   syslog only = no
   syslog = 0;
   encrypt passwords = true
   passdb backend = smbpasswd guest
   wins support = no
   wins server =
   domain master = no
   name resolve order = lmhosts host wins bcast
   dns proxy = no
   preserve case = yes
   short preserve case = yes
   unix password sync = false
   passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
   passwd chat = *Enter\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n
*Retype\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n .
   max log size = 1000
   obey pam restrictions = yes
 unix charset = iso-8859-15
 display charset = iso-8859-15
 dos charset = 850
 oplocks = No
 level2 oplocks = No
   comment = Home Directories
   browseable = no
   read only = yes
   create mask = 0700
   directory mask = 0700
   comment = Printer Drivers
   path = /var/lib/samba/printers
   browseable = no
   guest ok = yes
   read only = yes
   write list = root
   printer admin = root
   comment = All Printers
   browseable = no
   path = /var/spool/samba
   printable = yes
   guest ok = yes
   writable = no
   create mode = 0700

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