[Samba] winxp + sp3 = samba-shared printer hangs the system

Ryan Suarez ryan.suarez at sheridanc.on.ca
Fri Apr 16 13:07:55 MDT 2010

Simone wrote:
> hi,
>  since I upgraded some winxp-pro sp2 client to sp3, my samba-shared
> printers are no-longer usable :-/
> With sp3, if I run notepad and choose the menù File-Print, the "print"
> window hangs and does not show any printer for about 1 minute! The
> same thing happens when I click on the menù Start-settings-Printer and
> faxes.
> With sp2, everything works correctly and I can browse all my
> configured samba-printers.
> This is the way I added printers ...
> In my PDC I configued 2 samba-printers( \\mypdc\printer1 and
> \\mypdc\printer2), then I logged in as administrator and globally
> added printers using,  as suggested in the samba doc, the "RunDLL32
> PrintUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry" command:
>     :: to delete previously added printers...
>     RunDLL32 PrintUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /gd /n \\mypdc\printer1 /q
>     RunDLL32 PrintUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /gd /n \\mypdc\printer2 /q
>     :: to add samba-shared printers GLOBALLY...
>     Rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /ga /n \\mypdc\printer1 /q
>     Rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /ga /n \\mypdc\printer2 /q
> Then I rebooted the client once.
> Should I disable some strange sort of "security" feature? And ideas or
> useful pointer ?

I'm not sure if it's a samba issue or really an XP client issue.  If you 
google xp sp3 slow printing you see a few people having this problem, 
not just with samba...

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