[Samba] samba server print objects view in windows

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Thu Aug 10 21:02:41 GMT 2006

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Anni Evanoff wrote:

> "Printers and Faxes" applet view seems to constantly 
> refresh every five seconds..and with a list of about
> 2500 printers, it is nearly impossible to scroll down
> to a specific printer and connect to it before the refresh.

This is most likely caused by MS' decision to break the
print change notify protocol in Windows XP sp2.

> This is obviously not a viable solution for users.

You can set "load printers = no" and have the user enter
the UNC path in Start -> Run.... to connect to the

> Also if someone has the time to explain how I can take 
> the printer admin line out, since it gives a
> deprecation error. I know I can get rid of the
> printer admin parameter with a permission assigned to an AD group (or should
> it be a group defined on the Samba server?) called the
> SePrinterOperatorprivilege, right?  

Yup.  "net rpc grant 'DOMAIN\Domain Admins' SePrintOperatorPrivilege
- -U 'DOMAIN\Administrator'"

cheers, jerry
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