[Samba] Printer Admin Difficulties

christoph.beyer at desy.de christoph.beyer at desy.de
Thu May 6 13:08:23 MDT 2010

Hi Jeff,

I fiddled around for a while with this too ;)

Looks broken to me, anyway I did put it like this and it  worked for me 

in smb.conf:

username map = /opt/samba/smbusers.map
admin users = root

         path = /opt/samba/samba_drivers
         write list = root

uid at host:~$ cat /opt/samba/smbusers.map
!root = <my win uid>
!root = <WIN DOMAIN\uid>

This worked for me only with the root account while in earlier versions I 
used the same mechanism with the uid lp and it worked fine ...

good luck


On Thu, 6 May 2010, Ryan Suarez wrote:

> 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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