[Samba] Windows 7 adding printer

Frank Lascheit fl at seh.de
Wed Dec 5 03:41:25 MST 2012

Am Mittwoch, den 05.12.2012, 08:35 +0000 schrieb arun.sasi1 at wipro.com:
> Hello Team,
> I am unable to add/upload Windows 7 64 bit print driver from Windows 7 64 bit laptop. It is giving me following error.
> The folder you specified doesn't contain a compatible software driver for your device. If the folder contains a driver,make sure it is designed to work with Windows for x64-based system.
> Is there any work around ?
> Thanks & Regards,
> Arun Sasi Venmalassery
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the reason for this behaviour is probably in the printer drivers
inf-file. Current drivers must 'decorate' models-section-name entries
with a target platform extension.

If the inf-files's manufacturer section has no entry for windows
versions prior to XP (which is Version 5.1) it won't install on a Samba
server, which has a windows version 5.0.

You can try to manually tweak the inf-file. Try to google for "inf file
syntax". I can't offer a general solution, cause inf-files can be quite
complex. Maybe it works, if you replace every occurrence of
"NTamd64.6.0" with "NTamd64.5.0".

Good luck,

Frank Lascheit

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