[Samba] Driver installation fails on samba server - SOLVED

Joachim Kieferle joakie at fab.fh-wiesbaden.de
Tue Jan 1 14:31:26 GMT 2008

Joachim Kieferle wrote:
> Dear list,
> since days I am trying to install several HP-drivers from a XP client 
> on the samba server (DC) - 3.0.28 on OpenSuse 10.3.
> Installing the drivers contained in Windows works.
> Installing drivers from a disk (e.g. for a Designet 4000) does NOT 
> work. It says "Driver for Designjet .... could not be installed. 
> Access denied". It is however creating a directory under W32X86 named 
> __SKIP_xxxx (where xxxx are different figures e.g. 00DA).
> Linux-permissions at W32X86 are set to 777.
> The directory named __SKIP_xxxx  is created as "drwxrwxr-x root 
> ntadmin ....", so as admin root there should be sufficient access.
> Even log level 10 didn't show me any hints. I changed to different 
> smb.conf settings, etc.
> Did anybody of you experience a similar problem and has a solution?

Hi list,

there were no answers to my question from the list, however in the 
meantime I was successful and found a solution. So here I'll document it 
for other users:

- We migrated the Samba server (with existing LDAP-accounts) to a new 
- After that migration "domain root" didn't have full access to the 
local clients any more (we'll have to work on that problem).
- As a workaround I logged on to the XP-client as administrator, 
connected as "domain root" and so was able to install the drivers on the 
- Logging on to the XP-client as domain root was necessary to assign the 
drivers to the printers.
Hope this description will help anybody in the future from investing 
days to find a possible solution.



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