[Samba] Another Uploading Printer drivers problem.

Richard Chapman rchapman at aardvark.com.au
Wed Jan 2 14:19:04 GMT 2008

Hi. I have been following another thread describing problems uploading 
printer drives - but I think I have a different problem.
In my case I have a Samsung CLP510 colour laser physically connected to 
a Centos 5.1 X86-64 Linux box with Samba 3.0251514 (3.0.25b-1.el5_1.4 
The Printer is intended to be shared by windows boxes on the network. I 
have installed the printer as a "raw" printer - so that windows clients 
use their own drivers. In order to get rid of the "Access Denied" errors 
in the "Printers and Faxes" status - I have put the "use client driver" 
directive into smb.conf.

I was hoping that I could still install windows printer drivers on the 
Linux server so that new windows client machines would not have to find 
the driver elsewhere. I can't see any reason why this should not be 
possible. I have created the print$ share and the folders described here:

It looks like some parts of this wiki are rather incomplete.

The printer works fine from the clients now (if I provide the client 
driver elsewhere) - but I cannot get the drivers to load on the server.

If I browse the network - from a windows client - and select the 
properties of the printer within the "Printers and Faxes" folder - then 
select "Advanced", and then select "New Driver" - it starts the "Add 
Printer driver" wizard. I can select the driver I want and "Finish" the 
wizard - but it uploads the driver to the 
/windows/system32/spool/drivers folder on the local client rather than 
the server.

Can anyone tell me if I am doing something wrong - or if there is 
something wrong with my configuration which prevents me from uploading 
the driver to the server?

Many thanks.


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