[Samba] Samba Printing Extremely Slow from Windows XP

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Wed Sep 7 22:15:20 GMT 2005

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Mark Dowling wrote:
| Jerry Carter wrote:
| "This is an XP client bug.  It has been covered before in the Samba ml
| archives.  You need to clean out the cached devmodes from the HCU portion
| of the registry on the client machine."
| We use this workaround but it's pretty annoying as
| if you change the  driver or add another printer (the
| latter happens often) you have to go into the reg
| and fix it.  Is it known which XPSP2 patch caused
| this and whether a patch is due to resolve it?

No idea.  I saw a mention of it being "fixed" in SP2.  But
obviously it's not.  There's a pre-sp2 hotfix I've seen.
But nothing post SP2.  It could be triggered by certain
drivers as well.  I've never tried to figure out if there's
a higher occurence of v2 vs v3 drivers.

cheers, jerry
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