[Samba] Printer Admin Difficulties

Ryan Suarez ryan.suarez at sheridanc.on.ca
Thu May 6 10:27:44 MDT 2010

Hi Jeff,

Jeff Hardy wrote:
> On 04/01/2010 05:39 PM, Jeff Hardy wrote:
>> I have been trying to setup a new print server on Fedora 12 based around
>> samba-3.4.7-58.fc12.x86_64 and cups-1.4.2-28.fc12.x86_64. All looks good
>> except for the ability for printer administrators to manage printers.
>> Whether I specify users in a system group using the deprecated printer
>> admin option, or specifically using net rpc rights and the
>> SePrinterOperatorPrivilege, it does not matter. This is against an NT4
>> domain on samba-3.4.2.
> After a tdb wipe, I ended up with no users who can manage printers. 
> This at least made the behavior consistently broken.  I ended up 
> trying samba 3.3 and 3.2 seeking some way to manage printers.  Only by 
> going back to samba-3.2.15 built from a Fedora 10 source RPM was I 
> able to restore functionality by way of the printer admin option.  The 
> SePrinterOperatorPrivilege did not seem to work in any version no 
> matter what I did.  Surely other folks are managing printers with 
> sambas later than 3.2.x I would think.  Anyone have any experience 
> like this?

How about adding users as members to the BUILTIN\administrators group on 
the newer version of samba to see if that works?

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