[Samba] Domain user printing

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Tue Oct 26 13:39:34 MDT 2010

On 10/26/2010 01:51 PM, Dale Schroeder wrote:
> 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.
> Robert,
> 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:
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319939

This looks promising.  That is exactly the error message I got when 
trying to connect to the PDC's print share.

The kb only shows how to add this to the registry, not set it as a 
policy.  But the links for the SPE may be a help for this...

> Dale
>>> 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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