[Samba] Win98 refuses to share printers after migration to PDC

Augusto Beiro abeiro at activasistemas.com
Tue Mar 8 10:22:40 GMT 2005

Hello everybody:

Recently we migrated one LAN from a simple WORKGROUP based net to a Samba PDC.
Everything was quite good, but after the process, The Win98 oses started to
refuse sharing printers.

Lets'see the problems:

Using smbclient:

smbclient \\\\PC-03\\HP -c "print /tmp/ex.txt" -U gestion
tree connect failed: ERRSRV - ERRinvdevice (Invalid device - printer request
made to non-printer connection or  non-printer request made to printer

using smbspool:

smbspool smb://gestion:gestion@NBNAME/PC-03/HP prueba gestion prueba 1 1

failed tcon_X with NT_STATUS_BAD_DEVICE_TYPE
ERROR:  Connection failed with error NT_STATUS_BAD_DEVICE_TYPE
ERROR: Unable to connect to SAMBA host, will retry in 60 seconds...

We have a couple of XP in the LAN, and both are sharing the printers ok.

I saw this message far time ago :

but nobody answered, maybe I'd have some more luck.

Thanks in advance.

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