[Samba] Samba4 as AD member & local rights problem...

Marc Muehlfeld samba at marc-muehlfeld.de
Tue Oct 8 13:29:39 MDT 2013

Am 24.09.2013 09:13, schrieb Thomas Besser:
> Like described here
> (http://geekyprojects.com/ubuntu/getting-windows-printer-drivers-from-cups/)
> I enabled 'root' for short and granted the 'SePrintOperator' right to a
> normal account and switched back to security = ads
> Now the next problem arises:
> I can now upload the win drivers as described in your howto section
> "Uploading printer drivers for Point'n'Print driver installation"
> successfully. I can also see the files in the samba drivers share.
> But I can not associate it with a printer! The dropdown on
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/File:Choose_driver.png is empty!
> Any hint what's wrong here? A bug in samba4?

I revalidated my HowTo today for someone else who is having a question 
about print server. And I could reproduce your problem: I upload a x64 
driver successfully, but the driver combobox with the drivers is empty.

If I associate the driver with the printer by rpcclient, as mentioned in 
the HowTo, too, everything is fine and I can configure the printer and 

But what confuses me more: If I upload a x86 driver for the printer, 
too, then the driver appears in the list. Also the driver appears if 
only a x86 driver is uploaded. This sounds a bit like a bug for me.

I'll try to find out more. But as workaround you can upload the x86 
driver (additionally to your x64 driver) or use rpcclient to associate 
the driver with the printer.


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