[Samba] General question about sharing HP printers via Samba

Achim Gottinger achim at ag-web.biz
Sat Nov 30 18:47:56 MST 2013

Hi List,

We have a few HP printers here in the network. Some of them had been 
shared on the old samba3 server as cups ps printers, some as raw cups 
queues with windows drivers shared via samba.
Thought it's time to simplify thins and use universal drivers (which 
works fine for kyocera and brother printers) with raw cups queues. With 
HP Universal it seems to work well with Windows XP but when i connect 
from Windows 7 (64bit) and try to edit properties the explorer dies. 
Same happens with some HP printers if i use nonuniversal drivers. The 
Universal Drivers work fine if i install em using an local tcp/ip 
socket, problems only occure if the printers are shared via samba.
I wonder if someone on the list is using the universal drivers 
successfully with windows 7 (64bit) and samba, and can share a few 
experiences or tricks.

Thanks in advance

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