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

Alex Korobkin korobkin+smb at gmail.com
Thu Dec 20 08:05:23 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 connection?


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