[Samba] windows 7 64 bit xerox print drivers

Greg Saunders greg at taord.com
Mon Aug 9 17:47:27 MDT 2010

Samba 3.4.7
Ubuntu 10.04

Has anyone out there got Xerox 64 bit drivers working in a point and print
samba set up? And if so, which Xerox drivers? And which method of driver

I'm at a complete loss. We currently have an environment with 500 + desktops
and a couple dozen Xerox workgroup docucolor MFPs that are running fine now
with XP clients and a Samba print server. We're moving to Win 7 64 bit
clients over the next couple of months and this is going to be a huge
stumbling block.

Several months ago I posted a problem I was having installing 64 bit Xerox
drivers into a shared samba queue. 32 bit drivers seem to be fine but the 64
bit are a world of pain. There didn't seem to be any resolution at that time
and hoping things may have changed in the last few months.

I've had success with 64 bit HP drivers ... just not Xerox.

When adding the 64 bit driver as an "additional driver" under the sharing
tab of the queue of the samba server, it complains, "The specified location
does not contain the driver <driver name here> for the requested processor
architecture." It clearly is a 64 version, it will install locally.

As far as "cupsaddsmb" is concerned ... it just doesn't seem to work with 64
bit ... unless I'm doing something wrong ... which is completely likely :)

If anyone could shed some light on this, it would be immensely appreciated.

Thanking you all in advance.

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