[Samba] Weird problems with printing

Michael Keightley Michael.Keightley at quadstone.com
Wed Nov 9 20:31:07 GMT 2005

Just swapped our Solaris SAMBA PDC for a SuSE Linux machine.  It's the domain
controller as well as print server (via CUPS).  It's running SuSE 9.3 with
The setup is identical to the old Solaris machine, had to re-add all machines
to the domain.  Has been working OK for 2 days then suddenly some people
couldn't print and I can no longer add printers to any XP machine.  
Nothing has changed in the last couple of days (though obviously something has).

When I try to add a printer now as a non-admin user I now get this error:

"You do not have sufficient access to your computer to connect the selected printer"

When I add as a (domain) admin it asks for a print driver.  Previously printers
were being added with no problem. 
Anyone got any ideas?   Am a bit desperate.

Below is my smb.conf file:

  workgroup = BOSTON
  server string = %h
  log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
  load printers = yes
  printing = cups
  printcap name = cups
  domain master = yes
  domain logons = yes
  local master = yes
  preferred master = yes
  name resolve order = wins lmhosts host bcast
  wins support = yes
  os level = 65
  encrypt passwords = yes
  security = user
  logon script = netlogon.bat
  logon path = \\%N\profile\%a\%u
  logon drive = q:

  comment = User Profiles
  path = /home/samba_shark/profile
  browseable = no
  guest ok = yes
  writeable = yes

  comment = All Printers
  path = /home/samba_shark/var/spool/public
  browseable = no
  public = yes
  guest ok = yes
  writable = no
  printable = yes

  comment = Printer Drivers
  path = /home/samba_shark/drivers
  browseable = yes
  guest ok = yes
  read only = yes
  write list = root

  comment = Home Directories
  browseable = yes
  guest ok = no
  writable = yes

  comment = Network Logon Service
  path = /home/samba_shark/%a/netlogon
  guest ok = yes
  writeable = no
  share modes = no

This is what is in my drivers dir:

Michael Keightley <Michael.Keightley at quadstone.com>    Tel: +44 131 220 4491
Systems Manager,  Quadstone Limited,                   Fax: +44 131 220 4492
16 Chester Street,  Edinburgh EH3 7RA,  Scotland       http://www.quadstone.com

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