[Samba] Printer drivers

Jim Potter jimpotter at orange.net
Tue Mar 19 13:48:25 MDT 2013

Hi Fabian,

Yes - here is (excerpt from) my setup.
You also need to set permissions on shares so printer admins can write
driver files and everybody can print. I think you need arcitecture foldres
under print$ (W32X86 etc) and set SePrintOperatorPrivilege for users to set
up printers.

I got it all working OK (samba 3.5.6), but I do still have troubles with
printer properties in some drivers. I suspect it might work better in
samba3.3 and older but have not got as far as testing this.


        load printers = yes
        printing = cups
        printcap name = cups
#        show add printer wizard = no
        use client driver = no
        force printername = yes
#       cups options = raw

        comment = windows printer drivers
        path = /var/lib/samba/printers
        browseable = no
        guest ok = yes
        read only = no
        create mask = 0664
        directory mask = 775
        force group = "print operators"

        comment = all printers
        path = /var/spool/samba
        printable = yes
        writeable = no
        guest ok = no
        create mask = 0700
        browseable = no

On 18 March 2013 04:46, Fabian von Romberg <fromberg100 at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> is it possible to have printer driver on samba and when the user wants to
> use a particular printer can install the drivers automatically from samba?
> Thanks in advance and regards,
> Fabian
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