[Samba] Problem with adding printer drivers in Windows XP

Martin Zielinski mz at seh.de
Fri May 12 06:24:56 GMT 2006


I'd really need your crystal ball sometimes!

Yes, Tom isn't part of a domain (security = user as default), so he 
can't su to a "SAVAGEPHP\administrator" or so -  and there is a "use 
client driver = yes" in the [printers] section of his smb.conf (which 
has been attached to the original post).

If the access rights are ok, this should be the reason and I should have



Ryan Novosielski wrote:
> Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
>> Hash: SHA1
>> Tom wrote:
>>> Well, I'm trying to add drivers to the server through the Properties
>>> dialog box for my printer. Right click on the printer, left click
>>> Properties, Advanced tab, New Driver button type of thing. Except that
>>> the New Driver button is greyed out. I've checked and my user has the
>>> SePrintOperatorPrivilege rights assigned to him but it still does not
>>> work.
>> * jerry gazes into his crystal ball and then steps up to the mic....
>> Do you have 'use client driver = yes' ?  If so, disable it
>> (the default setting).
> This is a rhetorical question, because I do not know the answer -- does 
> this user need to be a member of "Domain Admins"?
> Tom, try "net groupmap list" and see what group is mapped to "Domain 
> Admins" -- is the user you're connecting as a member of that group? If 
> not, does making sure that they are make a difference? I'd also ask you 
> to check to make sure privileges are turned on, but if they weren't, 
> attempting to add PrintOperatorPrivilege would have failed with 
> BTW, do you have a [print$] defined, with the proper tree created 
> beneath it? The directories all have to be there first. Check your logs 
> for red flags, if there are any. Generally things break farther down the 
> line, though, so I'm pretty sure it's Samba permissions.

Martin Zielinski             mz at seh.de
Software Development
SEH Computertechnik GmbH     www.seh.de

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