Fwd: [Samba] Problems with Windows sharing samba printers

Margaret Doll Margaret_Doll at brown.edu
Fri Sep 17 14:43:13 GMT 2004

The problem was solved by upgrading from samba 3.0.4 to 3.0.6

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> From: Margaret Doll <Margaret_Doll at brown.edu>
> Date: Wed Sep 15, 2004  9:37:24 AM US/Eastern
> To: samba <samba at lists.samba.org>
> Subject: [Samba] Problems with Windows sharing samba printers
> We have samba and cups running on a RedHat Enterprise 3 system; 
> samba-3.0.4 and cups-1.1.17-13.
> This weekend our Windows 98 computers lost contact with some of the 
> printers.  They can see the printers to add the samba printers.  The 
> Windows 98 computers can print to the samba printers as the printers 
> are added onto the system.  However, when the Windows 98 computers try 
> to print to the samba printers later, the printer function on the 
> Windows system freezes; we have to reboot the Windows 98 computers to 
> even see the printers again.
> We think that some Windows computer on the network has added the samba 
> servers to their system and then set the system to share the printers. 
>  This causes the windows 98 computers to try to use the printers on 
> the "sharing" windows system instead of on the samba server.
> Do you know of an easy way to find the "sharing" windows computers?  
> Is there a way to get the Windows 98 computer to always use the samba 
> server rather than a "sharing" windows computer.
> Could there be another cause of the problem?
> The problems just cropped up this weekend with the returning students. 
> No changes were made to the samba or cups configuration on the server. 
>  The samba server shows up as the master for the workgroup.
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