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

Damien Dye damien.j.dye at googlemail.com
Fri Apr 16 19:07:39 MDT 2010

Is this with the cups drivers or manufacturer ones ?  

I would clean all the installed print drivers from the effected systems and connect again. Also is the print spooler busy on  the clients because it can be  caused by the xps virtual printer from office 

-----Original Message-----
From: Ryan Suarez <ryan.suarez at sheridanc.on.ca>
Sent: 16 April 2010 08:07 PM
To: Simone <iceee2k3 at gmail.com>; ML Samba <samba at lists.samba.org>
Subject: Re: [Samba] winxp + sp3 = samba-shared printer hangs the system

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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