[Samba] print queue problems

Phil Chambers P.A.Chambers at exeter.ac.uk
Mon Jan 31 16:44:39 GMT 2005

I have Samba 3.0.7 on a Solaris 9 box.  I have a printer share and can print to the 

However, my Windows XP client does not remove the print job from its print queue 
after the job has printed.

Also, the icon for the printer in the "Printers and Faxes" window shows "5" where 
you would expect to see the number of print jobs, and hovering the mouse over it 
brings up:

 Status: Ready
 Documents: 5

There are no jobs in the print queue on the Solaris system (lpstat -oprinter).

Where should I start looking to find out what is wrong?  It would help to know how 
Windows gets the number of documents and what it checkes so that it can remove the 
document from its list of print jobs.

Phil Chambers (postmaster at exeter.ac.uk)
University of Exeter

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