R: [Samba] Printer and faxes icon in browsing list

Gianluca Culot gianlucaculot at dmsware.com
Fri Apr 13 14:57:10 GMT 2007

This shall not be a Samba problem

m$ clients automatically searches the network for shares and printers upon
connecting to the network. This is probably useful in a SOHO or home network
but not the enterprise. To disable  automatic discovery:
In Explorer, click Tools
Click Folder Options
Click the View tab,
Uncheck Automatically Search for Network Folders and Printers in Advanced
settings list.

but this will not really solve your problem.

More, if you have administrator priviledges on the m$ workstation you
will anyway see Printer and Fax folder when browsing the network

In fact that icon corresponds to a RPC call m$ does against remote
server (samba or not), so no way to hide it from samba, nor to instruct
m$ not to show the icon

Gianluca Culot

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Da: samba-bounces+gianlucaculot=dmsware.com at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+gianlucaculot=dmsware.com at lists.samba.org]Per
conto di mokhtar
Inviato: venerdi 13 aprile 2007 15.38
A: samba at lists.samba.org
Oggetto: [Samba] Printer and faxes icon in browsing list


I have a server with samba 2.2.12  used for file sharing ( not for printer

How to hide the "printer and faxes" icon displayed when browsing the server

I set load printers=no in smb.conf

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