[Samba] Cannot delete shared Printer from XP Home

holeva6433 at comcast.net holeva6433 at comcast.net
Mon Jun 12 03:52:03 GMT 2006

I have a printer, using CUPS, run from linux (redhat 9) using Samba 3.0.22 to share 
it between some windows PCs.  I wanted to remove the printer from one of the XP 
Home PCs, but the deletion process is apparently getting stuck.  The printer status 
remains "deleting", but the printer never gets deleted.  By chance is there some 
communication between XP and Samba that is hanging?  I'm not seeing any error 
messages in the log files.  Is there something that I may do in XP to force a removal 
of the printer?

Here is my smb.conf file:

	workgroup = MYGROUP
	server string = samba server
	interfaces =,
	security = SHARE
	null passwords = Yes
	obey pam restrictions = Yes
	pam password change = Yes
	passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
	passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* 
%n\n *passwd:*all*authentication*tokens*updated*successfully*
	unix password sync = Yes
	log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
	max log size = 50
	smb ports = 139
	name resolve order = wins lmhosts hosts bcast
	socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 
	printcap name = /etc/printcap
	disable spoolss = Yes
	show add printer wizard = No
	domain master = Yes
	dns proxy = No
	wins support = Yes
	remote announce =
	passdb expand explicit = No
	hosts allow = 192.168.0., 192.168.1., 127.

	comment = Home Directories
	valid users = %S
	read only = No
	create mask = 0664
	directory mask = 0775
	browseable = No

	comment = All Printers
	path = /var/spool/samba
	guest ok = Yes
	printable = Yes
	use client driver = Yes
	browseable = No

	path = /tmp
	read only = No
	guest ok = Yes

	comment = Neuralm's share directory
	path = /home/neuralm
	valid users = neuralm, administrator, lee, owner
	read only = No


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