[Samba] AD 2008 R2 vs. samba 3.4.5
christoph.beyer at desy.de
christoph.beyer at desy.de
Thu Feb 18 12:36:44 MST 2010
OK at least I am not all alone ;)
To be honest I avoided cups so far and used lprng with good results. Have to
use cups now though for my linux clients they just need the cups libraries for
all kind of stuff.
Did you find any way to avoid massive drop down lists on client applications
with hundreds of printers in it ? I established 6 or 8 cups servers now just to
keep the list of printers on the client manageable :(
Another question, does the complete driver transfer to the client including
presets work when you use cups for windows ?
Thanks a lot for your support !!!!
On Thu, 18 Feb 2010, Robert Freeman-Day wrote:
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> Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 12:02:22PM -0700, Jack Downes wrote:
> > > Similar situation here, 484 printers at current count, 2120 users
> > > (hospital), and we've been pretty happy with the Samba/CUPS solution.
> > > However, recently, too many issues with Samba an printing (3.4.5,
> > > debian), so we've gotten rid of it, still use it for file shares and
> > > such. Anyway, we are a straight to cups setup here now. several
> > > scripts are used by us with Desktop authority to "convert" the old samba
> > > printers to cups printers as the user logs in. It's working pretty good
> > > actually, and our load on the printserver is always around .07... it's
> > > flat amazing. For printing, I'd suggest looking at IPP - from windows
> > > 2k on, MS supports it client side, so it's pretty nice.
> > >
> > > We are actually working on a system that will allow printer grouping -
> > > eg, load a group of printers to a machine based on it's location or
> > > presumed location. And have printers load to the system as a
> > > system-wide printer instead of a personal printer - with all
> > > driver/drawer settings correct. Yes, this is doable with samba easily,
> > > but cups we've been having to do a bit of this on our side. Working
> > > pretty good.
> > Guenther and Metze are working on the print spool code for 3.5.0.
> > Hopefully we'll have a solution for you soon. Right now the
> > best Samba release for printing is 3.3.10.
> > Jeremy.
> Does the team have recommended versions of samba to use generally in an
> AD 2008 R2 environment? We are running into many ntlmv2 issues similar
> to a bug reported to RedHat, but with more then just the 3.0.x code (of
> which I know is no longer supported upstream, but RH supports):
> I was unable to pin down a specific release/patch that fixed the
> problem, but it seems to work better with 3.4.5. Some guidance would be
> very helpful. In the meantime, I am going to be adding my two cents on
> the above bug report.
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