[Samba] Point-and-Print driver problems with unprivileged users on XP

Marcus Sobchak <lists at localguru.de> lists at localguru.de
Mon Nov 26 22:50:45 GMT 2007


I've problems to install printer drivers as a normal user with
unprivileged rights on WinXP in a samba 3.0.24 domain (debian etch)
using the "Point-and-Print" mechanism. I've read Volker Lendecke's Samba
book on page 131 footnote 1, which mention to enable "point and print".
Which reg keys do I have to set to install drivers by "Point and Print"?
I've set keys like described in


but this does not work? Installing the drives from the print$ share
working as domain admin works works fine. Therefore I think, I've
forgotten to set some rights on the local XP machine.


        load printers = yes
        printing = cups
        printcap name = cups

        comment = All Printers
        browseable = no
        path = /var/spool/samba
        printable = yes
        public = no
        writable = no
        create mode = 0700

        comment = Drucker Treiber
        path = /var/lib/samba/printers
        browseable = yes
        read only = yes 
        guest ok = no
        write list = root, ntadmin


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