[Samba] Howto setup printing with Windows XP Clients, Cups and
smulcahy at aplpi.com
Thu Feb 8 15:20:23 GMT 2007
Thanks for the clear instructions. They've inspired me to try this again
as soon as I fix my other problem :)
Martin Zielinski wrote:
> That's really not the way you should do this.
> Try 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
> - Ok
> Your done.
> 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
> /var/driver/W32X86 ..."
> 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.
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