[Samba] Domain user printing

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Tue Oct 26 06:15:32 MDT 2010

On 10/26/2010 06:39 AM, Lukasz Zalewski wrote:
> On 25/10/2010 19:52, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> It looks like a domain user has NO printing permission.
>> Do I need Policy Editor for this? Where do I get it to run on an XP Pro
>> system?
>> I have seen various notes about this, but I can't make head or tails of
>> them.
> Robert,
> Have a look at 
> http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Implementing_System_Policies_with_Samba
> This explains deployment of system policy through samba 3.X. It also 
> outlines the difference between system policy and group policy
> You can still use Local Group Policy (through gpedit.msc), but as the 
> name suggests its local to every machine, and not deployable from the 
> Domain Controller.

Thanks for this reference.  I see it is rather old as originally set up 
on '06 and last modified in '08.  It would see that Samba PDC setup 
instructions would do a better job of pointing here.

The 'big item' now is which policy to get the HP printer drivers loaded 
to use the local printer setup, as I could not find it on what is 
available in XP, or I just have not set the policy right yet.  As well 
as what policy is blocking connecting to a printer share.  It would be 
nice if there was some logging of the blocking policy.

> If you using samba4 have a look at 
> http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba4/HOWTO#Step_1:_Installing_Windows_Remote_Administration_Tools_onto_Windows 
> These tools include Group Policy Management console that works very 
> well with samba4

FC12 comes with 3.4.9, it seems.  So I am staying with what the distro 

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