[Samba] Alternative way of installing Windows printer drivers on a Samba 3.0 server

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Tue May 17 16:43:37 GMT 2005

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Tony Earnshaw wrote
| Browse to the PDC's shares, find the advertised
| Cups printer and double click on it. Windows goes
| wild and says it doesn't have any driver. It
| searches around for a while and comes up with
| a useless list, but it also gives the "have
| disk". Browse to the printer driver server share,
| the win2000 directory you just copied, and it
| finds the appropriate .inf file. Choose "open" and "Ok",
| then your printer, then "Ok". A few seconds and
| the printer is installed.


You should realize that this is not the same thing as
point-n-print.  I'm assuming you already do.  What you
are describing is a way of exporting a CD to install
drivers on clients.  Not on the Samba server.

This creates local printer objects on the clients,
not printer connections which can be managed via
logon scripts.

Just clarifying in case anyone else thinks they are
the same thing.

cheers, jerry
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