[Samba] Windows 7 adding printer

arun.sasi1 at wipro.com arun.sasi1 at wipro.com
Wed Dec 5 22:20:02 MST 2012

Hello David,

Thanks alot it works for me, but in my infra I have Windows XP 32 bit and Windows 7 64 bit. how to make these two can upload the drivers.

From: David Disseldorp [ddiss at suse.de]
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2012 3:36 PM
To: Arun Sasi V (WI01 - GIS)
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Windows 7 adding printer


On Wed, 5 Dec 2012 08:35:54 +0000
<arun.sasi1 at wipro.com> wrote:

> 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 ?

Is the [print$] path populated with a writeable x64 directory?

The Samba spoolss server presents itself as 32-bit ("Windows NT x86")
by default, but you should still be able to upload 64-bit drivers via
the \\$server\printer -> "server properties" dialogue box.
Alternatively, the spoolss server can advertise itself as 64-bit with:
spoolss: architecture = Windows x64

Cheers, David

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