[Samba] Print only server

Ryan Novosielski novosirj at umdnj.edu
Tue Nov 25 15:06:38 GMT 2008

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Matthew Daubenspeck wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 10:43:28AM +0900, Michael Heydon wrote:
>> Have you loaded the drivers onto the server or just set up the printer on 
>> the client and loaded the drivers there?
>> If you load the drivers onto the client then the client will try to talk to 
>> the printer slightly differently than if it pulls the drivers from the 
>> server, the result is something like what you describe.
>> The quick solution is "use client drivers = yes", the proper solution is to 
>> load the drivers onto the server.
> I am trying to load the drivers via my WinXP workstation but all the
> options listed to add drivers is greyed out. I am assuming this is the
> case because I cannot connect as root (or any other user) due to the
> face that since I wanted a complete open system, I had to use 
> security = share , correct? Whenever I have that set, windows will not
> prompt me for a password and if I try to connect via net use, it
> continues to say that the password or user is incorrect.

This is well documented in the manual. I would recommend security =
user, find some info on setup on the web for an open system, and follow
the manual for printing. Or is it Samba by Example... either one or both.

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