[Samba] Can print when logged in as domain user

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Fri Oct 22 14:17:27 MDT 2010

On 10/22/2010 04:03 PM, Lukasz Zalewski wrote:
> On 22/10/2010 20:38, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> On 10/22/2010 03:22 PM, Chris Smith wrote:
>>> On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 2:43 PM, Robert Moskowitz<rgm at htt-consult.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> This is an OEM installed XP from a resaler. I would NOT be supprised
>>>> that
>>>> there are some serious limitations on the XP installed.
>>> No functional limitations on OEM versions, except that some were tied
>>> to specific manufacturers (they wouldn't install if the BIOS string
>>> did not identify the device as that manufacturers).
>> The license is an OEM license (per system properties) registered to the
>> E-Waste Recycler I bought it from. It is an IBM SFF.
>> But why no policies for allowing printing when attacked to a domain? Why
>> not connect when domain logged in.
> Robert,
> Are you using AD for group policy, samba (system policy) or local 
> group policy. I have noticed, that on my XP client machines not all of 
> the policies are present until you add appropriate templates (don't 
> know if its SP3 "feature"). If you right-click on Administrative 
> templates, there will be an option to Add/Remove templates. The 
> required policy is part of system.adm

I don't know what policy I am using.  I suppose whatever is installed on 
the system?

Oh, NOW I see what I was doing wrong.  Now I have added system.adm 
policy and I see printers.  Here goes!

>> I tried connecting to the server printer share from a local login, and
>> that got past the policy block and was asking for the printer driver. So
>> it is REALLY something tied into how a domain user acts on this system.

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