[Samba] windows 7 64 bit xerox print drivers

Joe joe at freakyacres.com
Fri Sep 23 08:31:43 MDT 2011

On 9/22/2011 6:03 AM, Bruno CAPELETO wrote:
> 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 ?
> Bruno

Just to add my 2 cents...  I went through all kinds of trouble to get
HP win7 64 bit drivers to work through samba.  I found that they would
load using this method...


...but this forces you have a identically named 32 bit driver loaded.
In this case the driver was called "Universal Print Driver" and this
caused our 32 bit drivers to be replaced with the 32bit version of
"Universal Print Driver" which was terrible.  We had so many printing
problems that I had to finally erase the printer tdb's and start over.
We are now going to skip samba for printing and print directly to
the printers.  It's just not worth the trouble.

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