[Samba] (Trying) to understand Print properties saving

Alessandro Dentella sandro at e-den.it
Tue Jan 1 10:01:14 MST 2013


some weeks ago I wrote to this list about a problem I have saving print
properties (samba 3.4.7 - ubuntu-lucid + XP-pro)

I never managed to solve it, I also tried with samba 3.6+ (Ubuntu precise)
but had aother problems I wrote about in this list ending opening a bug

Now I had to go back to my 3.4.7 installation. I'd like at least to bettere
understand how print properties work so that I can cope better with the

In my setup the drivers are distributed by the server, client do realize
they need the driver and server correctly serves them, the problem is that
the page format is alwayes set to 'letter' rather than 'A4'. I have roaming

I really need to fix this even thought some workaround.

Can someone tell me which are the components that store the print
properties? If this is already explained somewhere, please give me the URL,
I wasn't able to find it.

1. If I browse \\server\(server and fax) and I configure properties, where
   are the changes saved?

2. When an end user configures the printer where does ther properties should
   go (I have roaming profiles)? In the profile? in a registry?

3. If the domain/local Administrator changes the properties in the printer
   on the client  via settings | printers how does that change relate to
   settings in 1 and 2?

4. In a working setup, is there a way to force the paper format *after* a
   user has already logged in and changed the properties?

thanks in advance for any explanation


[1] https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9468

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