[Samba] Domain user printing

Dale Schroeder dale at BriannasSaladDressing.com
Tue Oct 26 11:51:35 MDT 2010

On 10/26/2010 11:15 AM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> 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.
> What good is it to know how to implement a policy for all computers on 
> the domain if you don't know what policy is giving you the problem?
> How do I troubleshoot this blockage.   All I get is the print failure 
> when using a domain user.


Are any of the group policies in the following section set?  A previous 
email stated you were looking at templates under "Computer 
Configuration", so check under

*User Configuration*\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Printers

Details here:


>> 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
>> HTH
>> Luk

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