[Samba] windows print migrator + "add printer command"

Geoffrey Scott 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.

cheers, jerry

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?  ;-)

Cheers Geoff

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