[Samba] windows 7 64 bit xerox print drivers

Bruno CAPELETO bruno.capeleto at free.fr
Thu Sep 22 04:03:31 MDT 2011

Dear Greg,

At last I saw your post : I confirm it still does not work and I am glad I am not the only one to say it!
I recently reported a bug there : https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8438
No answer at all so far, as if printing support for 7 was not that important for samba...

Coming from the linux world I am not really familiar with the solution you gave : would it be possible for you to write an extensive tutorial for non Windows users ?


Re: [Samba] windows 7 64 bit xerox print drivers

Sujet :
Re: [Samba] windows 7 64 bit xerox print drivers
De :
Greg Saunders <greg at lnxinc.com>
Date :
Mon, 19 Sep 2011 18:21:29 -0600

Pour :
samba at lists.samba.org

I would like to respond to my own question ... yes ... one year later 
:-) My answer to this problem is * don't use Samba * to solve this type 
of problem. Instead I created a ".dat" file (using printui.dll) for each 
printer I wanted to install, scripted the creation of an LPR port ( 
objWMIService.Get("Win32_TCPIPPrinterPort") and install print drivers 
using printui.dll. I'm running LPD on the cups server. Works like a 
charm. No hassles joining this server to the domain, no wonky error 
messages, 500 desktops up and running at login, it just works. I'm 
posting this here because I'm genuinely curious if there has been any 
large scale success with Samba, Win 7 and Xerox (or other) 64 bit print 
drivers. Greg

> > Samba 3.4.7
> > Ubuntu 10.04
> >
> > Has anyone out there got Xerox 64 bit drivers working in a point and print
> > samba set up? And if so, which Xerox drivers? And which method of driver
> > installation?
> >
> > I'm at a complete loss. We currently have an environment with 500 +
> > desktops and a couple dozen Xerox workgroup docucolor MFPs that are running
> > fine now with XP clients and a Samba print server. We're moving to Win 7 64
> > bit clients over the next couple of months and this is going to be a huge
> > stumbling block.
> >
> > Several months ago I posted a problem I was having installing 64 bit Xerox
> > drivers into a shared samba queue. 32 bit drivers seem to be fine but the 64
> > bit are a world of pain. There didn't seem to be any resolution at that time
> > and hoping things may have changed in the last few months.
> >
> > I've had success with 64 bit HP drivers ... just not Xerox.
> >
> > When adding the 64 bit driver as an "additional driver" under the sharing
> > tab of the queue of the samba server, it complains, "The specified location
> > does not contain the driver <driver name here> for the requested processor
> > architecture." It clearly is a 64 version, it will install locally.
> >
> > As far as "cupsaddsmb" is concerned ... it just doesn't seem to work with
> > 64 bit ... unless I'm doing something wrong ... which is completely likely
> >  :) 
> >
> > If anyone could shed some light on this, it would be immensely appreciated.
> >
> > Thanking you all in advance.
> > Greg
> >

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