[Samba] allowing users to install printers

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at wpkg.org
Thu Jan 12 08:00:57 GMT 2006

Gerald (Jerry) Carter schrieb:
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> Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
>>>There's an XP policy that will allow Users to connect
>>>to printers and have the driver installed automatically.
>>>Run gpedit.msc on an XP client and you'll see what I mean.
>>It's not very handy to do so with Samba and 100 
>>clients if you know what I mean...
>>Perhaps some registry entry that can be added in a script?
> Policies are just regostry entries.  I referred you to
> the gpedit.msc lpugin so you could see for yourself.
> Teh rest is left as an exercise for the reader :-)

OK, this is what I did:

1) installed Wininstall LE and "scanned" the workstation (newly installed)
2) changed the policy with gpedit.msc
3) "scanned" the workstation and created the MSI package with Wininstall LE
4) I looked into the MSI package to see the that were made to the system 
when I used gpedit.msc
5) the only notable change was a policy.pol file in 
system32\grouppolicy\user folder (or somewhere there)
6) I distributed the file to another workstation, and I could install 
printers from the Samba DC :)

Tomasz Chmielewski

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