[Samba] Howto setup printing with Windows XP Clients, Cups and
"schönfeld / in-medias-res.com"
schoenfeld at in-medias-res.com
Fri Feb 9 09:30:19 GMT 2007
thanks for your good explanations. I will try to follow them in order to
get driver upload working properly.
Thanks and best Regards
Dale Schroeder wrote:
> Don't forget to enable the privilege to add printers as described in
> . Required for cupsaddsmb with postscript drivers, or to directly
> upload windows drivers to a raw CUPS queue.
> 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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