[Samba] Howto setup printing with Windows XP Clients, Cups and
mz at seh.de
Thu Feb 8 15:14:33 GMT 2007
That's really not the way you should do this.
1st Check your permissions :
Enter on your windows client: Start->Run-> \\<server>\print$
(Note the $)
You should see at least the W32X86 folder you previously created in the
driver section of your Samba server.
Try to add a new folder - or (if exists) change into W32X86\3 and create
a file (or folder) *from your windows client*.
If this fails - you have a permission problem and have to solve it first.
2nd Install your driver:
- Enter on your windows client: Start->Run-> \\<server>
- Change into the "Printers and Faxes" folder
- Right click -> Server Properties
- Middle tab "Drivers"
- Click "Add" and follow the instructions
3rd Assign your driver:
- In the "printers and faxes" folder right-click on a printer
- Select Properties
- Tab "Advanced"
- Select the driver from the drop down box
Most problems with permissions will be caused because of the unix rights
of your driver directories.
You could try to "chmod 0777" them all "e.g. /var/drivers
Hope that helps,
stephen mulcahy schrieb:
> I (unsuccessfully) tried to set this up about 12 months ago. To get the
> printer drivers I downloaded them from the printer vendor, extracted the
> downloaded driver package (or ran it to install them) and then copied
> the resulting files to the server. This seemed to work ok but I tripped
> over permissions problems (possibly because at the time the print server
> wasn't functioning as a pdc).
> Not sure if that helps though.
Martin Zielinski mz at seh.de
SEH Computertechnik GmbH www.seh.de
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