[Samba] Point-and-Print driver installation asks for confirmation on current Windows
mario.lipinski at iserv.eu
Fri Aug 26 16:33:35 UTC 2016
when deploying drivers via Point-and-Print recent Windows (tested with
Windows 10 1607) asks the user to confirm the driver installation. An
appropriate Policy  is set up so that no user interaction should be
required for the driver installation.
There are similar reports [2,3] that identify updates KB3163912,
KB3172985 and KB3170455 causing these issues. However, Windows 10 1607
seems to ship with these changes.
Reports suggest, that a "packaged" driver should be used to allow driver
deployment with Point-and-Print. It is not possible to install a
"packaged" driver to a Samba server. Although a registry key can be
manipulated to show the driver as "packaged", this does not seem to work.
I successfully tested automatic Point-and-Print driver deployment with
setting up a Windows 10 1607 print server and using a HP Universal Print
Driver PS 6.2.1 for testing. Since this works, this leads me to belive
that Samba is at fault.
Another point I observed during testing: Windows 10 1607 supports
(shared) driver isolation for this driver while Samba does not seem to
allow for this.
I hope that Samba will be fixed/improved to allow automatic driver
deployment with Windows 10 1607.
Please advice, if you know any way to get print driver deployment
working with currrent Windows.
To move things forward I plan to table this issue to samba-technical as
I believe this needs fixing in Samba and open a bug report at
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