[Samba] Windows 7 64-bit drivers / cupsaddsmb

Chris Smith smb_77 at chrissmith.org
Thu Oct 27 17:20:55 MDT 2011

On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 12:24 PM, Allison Jones
<ajones at answers4families.org> wrote:
> I'm getting ready to migrate my office of 50+ Windows XP machines to Windows
> 7, in a mix of 64-bit and 32-bit clients.  I've setup a new samba server on
> a separate domain to prepare and test for this transition.  I've gotten
> everything to work so far except for printing, and I'm at a loss on how to
> proceed.  It appears to me as if adding the printer drivers in the usual
> way, via cupsaddsmb will not work for the 64-bit clients (see
> http://www.cups.org/articles.php?L376 and
> http://www.cups.org/str.php?L2566).  I've searched for a solution, and asked
> on IRC.
> My goal is to be able to print with 64-bit Windows 7 to a samba/cups server,
> with automatic printer driver download.  If cupsaddsmb is not the answer,
> what is?

Just posted a blog entry on using the CUPS 64 bit drivers and
cupsaddsmb for this scenario. See:

File under better late than never :)


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