[Samba] Point'n'print support of various printer drivers (workaround)

Ryan Suarez ryan.suarez at sheridanc.on.ca
Thu May 13 14:23:13 MDT 2010

Roel van Meer wrote:
> ray klassen writes:
>> The problem is always when a printer driver makes a call to a windows 
>> dll on the server which the linux server can't respond to. Wish the 
>> driver developers would brain up...
> I recently found a tool by Cisco[1] with which you can compare and if 
> necessary correct differences between printer driver installations on 
> a local windows host and a remote samba host. It took me about 10 
> minutes with these tools to get our previously semi-functional Brother 
> drivers working like they should.
> For the printer in question (a Brother HL-4040CN) it could tell me 
> some 61 registry entries were missing on the samba server and it 
> kindly corrected that for me.
> It's too bad the tool itself is not publicly accessible.
> [1] 
> http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/app_ntwk_services/waas/waas/print_utility/tr 
> oubleshooting/guide/PrntUtil.html

Wow, this tool was invaluable in helping me get the Xerox 7346 drivers 
to work in Samba!


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