[Samba] Samba ignores printer options when printing via CUPS

Dale Schroeder dale at BriannasSaladDressing.com
Mon Feb 23 18:17:32 GMT 2009

David Meakins wrote:
> Hi all,
>    I'm having a few problems getting samba to pass along settings for 
> various print options for all of our printers. Printers are set up 
> using PPDs in CUPS, added to samba via the cupsaddsmb command and then 
> added to windows clients via point and print. Unfortunately any print 
> jobs sent from windows appear to completely ignore many of the CUPS 
> settings such as duplex and print tray assignments. If I try printing 
> from Linux to CUPS then all duplexing and print tray options are 
> honoured by the print server. Anyone come across this before? 
Yes, I have, but was assuming it was related to this Debian CUPS bug:


because advanced options for Windows print drivers through Samba/CUPS 
work perfectly.

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