[Samba] Samba 3 printing and CUPS

Carlos R. Pena Evertsz carlosrpevertsz at gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 16:08:29 MDT 2012

Hi Kristofer,

Have you tried adding the directive "use client drivers = yes" in the 
printers section of smb.conf?

On 9/25/2012 3:55 PM, Kristofer wrote:
> I am trying to set up Samba 3 with CUPS printers, and installing the drivers to the server.
> I have been able to add drivers to the server just fine, but when a client connects to a printer and tries to set it up, Windows 7 is seeing a null printer type, so it is not finding the appropriate drivers.
> Windows 7 says "The '' printer driver is not installed on this computer …."
> So it appears that the type of printer is null when it gets passed back to windows 7, and it doesn't know what kind of printer to search for drivers for.
> CUPS has the correct printer models listed in it.
> Am I missing something?

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