[Samba] problem printer driver on Windows XP

Stijn De Doncker sdd at schaubroeck.be
Mon May 22 14:12:52 GMT 2006

We have a strange problem with some printers on a Windows XP host:

When we print a testpage from the linux server (RedHat 8), there's no 
problem.  But when we configure the printer on our Windows XP client and 
we want to print a testpage: nothing happens and we get the "windows 
troubleshooter".  When we print a Word document to the same printer on 
the same Windows XP client, the printjob comes out the printer.

Anyone an idea?



samba version: 3.0.9


        workgroup = OURDOMAIN
        encrypt passwords = yes
        security = user
        domain logons = yes
        logon path =
        logon home =
        logon script = logon.bat
        server string =
        preferred master = yes
        os level = 64
        printcap name = /etc/printcap
        printing = cups
        printer admin = @users, at group
        load printers = no
        comment = All Printers
        path = /var/spool/samba
        browseable = yes
        public = yes
        guest ok = yes
        writable = no
        printable = yes

         comment = Printer Drivers
         path = /etc/samba/drivers
         browseable = yes
         guest ok = no
         read only = yes
         write list = root

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