[Samba] windows print migrator + "add printer command"
geoffs at guestshire.com
Thu Jan 12 21:38:15 GMT 2006
Geoffrey Scott wrote:
> Hi all.
> I was wondering if anyone had a successful exampel of using the "add
> printer command" with cups so that the windows print migrator could be
> utilised. Seeing as Jerry as spent time on this it would be a shame not
> know how to use it. ;-)
> I'm guessing that it would be along the lines of:
> add printer command = lpadmin option1 option2 && cupsaddsmb option1
The main thing that I found when migrating printers is to
make sure that your add printer script can handles spaces
in names. There's also a little bit of a data model problem
in that Windows creates subkeys in the registry based on
printer name and Samba uses the share name. The best solution
is a little prep work that renames the printer names to the
share name and then you can reset the printer name after
Drivers and printer settings migrate without any difficulty.
Um, I really do appreciate the background info and pointers. but i was
hoping you might be kind enough to post your add printer script so that i
can get up and running quickly..... Please.... please, please, please... It
seems obvious that you have acheived this in testing. i googled for
exampels of the add printer command but could find none.....
Or is this an exercise for the reader? ;-)
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