[Samba] KB3163912 breaks Point and Print Restrictions GPO settings for non-packaged-aware printer drivers

Christian Naumer cn at brain-biotech.de
Thu Aug 24 13:51:25 UTC 2017

Hello Louis, hello Marc,
thanks for you replies.
First of all some more Info:

Samba version is 4.6.7 Sernet on Centos7. Printing part of smb.conf is as described in the
samba wiki. As it works on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008R2 I don't think it is a samba

I am using Windows 10 Pro 1703. The kb3194798 is only for 1607 Systems and won't install. But
as I understand it it should already be included in the 1703 Build?

The Problems are the exact problems described in kb3194798. I don't see anything in the event
log on windows. I have set the GPOs as stated in the samba wiki. And I see no difference to
the way described in kb3194798.

To answers Marcs question which policy I removed. It was both policies not just one.

But after removing all printers restarting the machine some more times it now works. Could be
that gpupdate and testing got mixed up or because some printers were installed from a windows
print server I dont know. 

So sorry for the noise but thanks for the help.



Am Donnerstag, den 24.08.2017, 13:57 +0200 schrieb Marc Muehlfeld via samba:
> Hello Christian,
> Am 24.08.2017 um 11:36 schrieb Christian Naumer via samba:
> > Has anyone found a workaround for Samba print servers?
> > 
> > https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/030ee94a-047d-460a-bc39-52351a199364/kb3
> > 1639
> > 12-breaks-point-and-print-restrictions-gpo-settings
> > 
> > If I set the GPOs as stated on the WIKI (https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Setting_up_Autom
> > atic
> > _Printer_Driver_Downloads_for_Windows_Clients) Windows 10 refuses to install the driver
> > with
> > "a policy forbids the installation" (translated from german). If I remove the policy I can
> > install everything fine (after the security prompt). 
> > This all works with Windows 7 as expected.
> Last time I verified the procedure was when I wrote the documentation
> last January. It worked on 7/8.1/10 with all available updates applied.
> I can re-check the procedure tonight.
> What Samba and Win10 version are you using?
> Which of the 2 GPOs do you refer to when you say "If I remove the policy
> I can install everything fine"?
> Regards,
> Marc

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