[Samba] allowing users to install printers

Mario Gzuk mariogzuk at technikz.de
Thu Jan 12 08:18:27 GMT 2006

but please dont forget you overwrite all other user-policy settings with
this. The system32\grouppolicy\blablaba is the rusult set of your
changes through gpedit. So if you have made changes before the file
exists. If you overwrite the policy.pol all changes you made before are
lost after next reboot (or 20 min I think. thats the standard time
windows reload the group policys...)

greetings amrio gzuk

Am Donnerstag, den 12.01.2006, 09:00 +0100 schrieb Tomasz Chmielewski:
> Gerald (Jerry) Carter schrieb:
> > Hash: SHA1
> > 
> > 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
> http://wpkg.org

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