[Samba] HP DesignJet 5000ps and ntforms.tdb

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Wed Mar 23 14:35:02 GMT 2005

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Taylor, Marc wrote
| When I install the printer driver onto the server using
| the Windows APW, and then install the printer on a fresh pc,
| I have noticed that the forms associated with this printer
| do not show up locally or on the Samba server.  I have also
| noted that nforms.tdb doesn't appear to change.
| Is there something I am missing here?  Has anyone else
| observed this?  The forms for this wide format printer are
| handy, particularly ArchE, which is a common size to use
| for posters.
| Any insight or tips are appreciated.

It's a defenciency in in how printers are initialized on
the Samba server.  There some really awful code in
http://www.samba.org/~jerry/src/win32/ that can handle this
for you.

You have to add the driver on the client and the run the
addforms.exe tool.  It's not very smart.  It will add every
non-default form installed on the client to the server.
It's more proof of concept on what would need to be done.
Maybe one day I (or someone) will write a proper tool.

Maybe after the 3.0.13 release.....


cheers, jerry
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