[Samba] Different "print preference dialog" between windows local printer and samba shared printer

LiuYan 刘研 lovetide at 21cn.com
Mon Aug 25 09:27:32 GMT 2008

Does anyone share samba printers to windows clients?

LiuYan 刘研 wrote:
> ----------------------------
> OS: CentOS 5.2
> Samba: 3.0.28-1.el5_2.1
> CUPS: 1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.1
> Printer: HP LaserJet P2105n
> ----------------------------
> I setup a linux print server for windows clients.
> First I downloaded the printer drivers for windows from HP website (both
> the Universal Printer Driver PCL6 and the PCL6 driver for P2105 series),
> and installed them on my windows client, it created a local printer on my
> windows client.
> Then I installed the printer drivers to samba/linux via my windows client.
> and connected to the remote printer on samba/linux after remote printer
> driver is installed.
> When I opened the "print preference dialog" of the windows local printer
> and remote one, I found that they are something different: The dialog of
> remote printer on samba lost 2 tab sheets(Effect and Service tab) and some
> options, such as it has no "print shortcuts listitems" in the "print
> shortcuts listbox", and so i can't tweak the "pages per paper" parameter
> which belongs to a print shortcut. (see the screenshot attachment)
> http://www.nabble.com/file/p18583819/HPLaserJetP2105SeriesPCL6-printer-preference.png 
> Why they are different? How to make them same? Should I re-create the
> ntprinters.tdb database?
> Does it caused by CUPS or Samba?
> Thanks!

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