[Samba] Stange printer driver problem

Nicki Messerschmidt, Linksystem Muenchen GmbH samba at alienn.net
Tue Jun 20 15:42:35 GMT 2006

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Gerald (Jerry) Carter said the following:
> Nicki Messerschmidt, Linksystem Muenchen GmbH wrote:
>>> I have a strange problem with samba (3.0.23), cups (1.2.1), 
>>> windows 2k (all patches up2date) and the printer drivers
>>> (cups 5, cups 6). I setup samba to share the printers
>>> configured in cups and added the printer admin
>>> privilege to some users. Now I can upload the printer
>>> drivers using cupsaddsmb. This works without any problems.
>>> Even my Windows 2k clients connect without any problems. 
>>> But... But when I try to access the settings panel of any
>>> of my printers windows asks me to install new drivers.
>>> The error message is (translated from the german message):
>>> "The device settings cannot be displayed. The driver for 
>>> this driver is not installed. Only spooling preferences
>>> are displayed. Do you want to install the driver now?"
> Try upload the driver from a Windows client and see
> if things work better
The problem is that I don't quite know how to upload the cups driver via
the windows gui. It is not as easy as using the apw...


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