[Samba] Windows 8 printing to CUPS+Samba - will CreatePrinterIC RPC call stub be implemented?

Alex Korobkin korobkin+smb at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 08:51:06 MST 2012

Hi All,

I'm trying to make Windows 8 clients print to Samba 3.5 and CUPS 1.5.4.
Thanks to the patch from Frank Lascheit (
https://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/2012-December/170322.html) it seems
to work, except for one thing.

By default, Windows 8 client emits CreatePrinterIC request, to which Samba
replies with "Not Implemented" answer. Instead of ignoring it, Win8 client
fails with 0x000006d1 error. As it is mentioned in the bug
https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6559 , disabling "Computer
Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/Printers/Always render
print jobs on the server" helps to workaround it, but one doesn't always
have control over clients' computers.

I know, it seems to be a bug on MS side, but is there a plan to implement
some stub for CreatePrinterIC call, so that Win8 (and probably win2k8r2)
clients could receive a harmless answer and proceed with printer


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