[Samba] Lingering WinXP SP2 issues

David Schlenk david-schlenk at bethel.edu
Thu Jan 13 17:32:02 GMT 2005

After apparently flawed testing, we rolled out SP2 for XP this week as 
samba seemed to be able to handle printing acceptably in recent 

Once we rolled it out, we started getting reports of many users 
receiving the error :A policy is in effect on your computer which 
prevents you from connecting to this print queue. Please contact your 
system administrator." on a select few queues.  This occurs only on WXP 
SP2 machines when the user has less-than-admin rights on the local 
machine.  Users with local admin priviledges seem to have jobs 
disappear occasionally, but otherwise behave normally.

Has anyone else had this behavior? Any fixes (deleting tdb files 
David Schlenk
Operating Systems Analyst
Bethel University
Saint Paul, Minnesota
david-schlenk at bethel.edu

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