[Samba] printer admin option replacement on stand alone (not domain) print server running version 3.0.25

Ryan Novosielski novosirj at umdnj.edu
Thu Dec 27 21:00:13 GMT 2007

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Since 3.0.11, privileges have been the way to assign print operator
abilities. You need enable privileges = yes in your smb.conf (a funny
anecdote -- this one bit me about a week ago and I went searching on
Google; I found myself providing this very answer to someone two years

At any rate, I don't know that those work on workgroups and domains
alike. You could probably find out in the manual, though.

Vickie L. Kidder wrote:
> I'm trying to upload print drivers to a stand-alone samba server running 
> version 3.0.25.
> The server is part of a workgroup (not domain).
> My log files show messages that it cannot update the driver.
> Before I had the printer admin option set in my smb.conf file to allow a 
> non-root user to do the printer admin and everything worked fine.
> I have read the Samba How To Notes section on important changes since 3.x, 
> it says the following.
> "Group mappings are essential only if the Samba server is running as a 
> PDC/BDC.  Stand-alone servers do not require these group mappings.".
> Can anyone help me to understand what I need to do to allow a non-root 
> user to perform printer admin functions on a stand-alone server?

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