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

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Dec 22 01:43:12 MST 2012

On Thu, 2012-12-20 at 10:05 -0500, Alex Korobkin wrote:
> 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?

File a bug, and hopefully the developers who work on Spoolss will get a
chance to look into what is required here.

Andrew Bartlett

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