[Samba] Sharing printer with samba on Windows 7 = Error 0x00000057

Rémi Bouhl remibouhl at gmail.com
Fri Jan 15 17:12:49 UTC 2016

I "fixed" this by deleting the printer in CUPS, re-creating it with a
different name, and restarting samba.

2016-01-15 13:42 UTC+01:00, Rémi Bouhl <remibouhl at gmail.com>:
> Hi,
> I have the following setup :
> - A Linux Debian Jessie server, with cups and samba installed.
> - A LAN with Windows clients, mostly Windows Seven (and two XP).
> I am trying to share the cups-pdf printer to Windows 7 clients.
> At first I wanted to provide printing drivers from Samba, and did a
> huge mess in config files, without getting a working configuration on
> Windows clients.
> So I cleaned up my smb.conf file (see attachment).
> I can browse the server using "\\" from Windows clients
> explorer. I see my file share, and the printers.
> When I try to add a printer using right click and "connect..." from
> the Windows explorer, I get a "Windows can not connect to printer"
> error message, with 0x00000057 as error code.
> I have searched for this error code : it seem to happen when the
> printer has already been installed on the Windows client, and drivers
> have become "messy".
> But : I get the "0x00000057" error with every Windows Seven client,
> even if I didn't mess with it before.
> My guess is : I left something about Windows drivers in samba or cups
> config, but I can not find where.
> I see no error message in logs.
> Thanks for any help.

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