[Samba] RSAT Print Management won't show shared printers under the "Printers" section

Marc Muehlfeld mmuehlfeld at samba.org
Sun Oct 8 16:02:50 UTC 2017

Hi Thomas,

Am 08.10.2017 um 17:42 schrieb Thomas Keppler:
> Fiddled some more with Windows 10 and that works, too. Windows 7
> still doesn't see the printer in Print Management, not even on
> a second, freshly installed client.>
> I have set up the printer now from Windows 8.1 and
> configured some printer preferences and installed the printer
> on a Windows 7 client. That works.> However, I would really like to
configure the
> printer form Windows 7, if that's possible.

I can confirm that the printers aren't listed in the Printer Management
console on Windows 7 in my test environment, but it works as expected on
8.1 and 10. I've tested it with Samba 4.7.0 on the print server.

It seems like a bug or maybe an incompatibility introduced by a recent
Windows 7 update.

Can you please open a bug report against Samba 4.7 (see
https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Bug_Reporting) and include the
information from this thread and a level 10 debug log. Thanks.

As a workaround, on Win 7 you can still assign drivers without using the
Print Management console:
- Start / Run
- Enter \\print_server_name\, click "OK"
- Press the "View remote printers" button
There you can right-click to printers and manage them same as in the
console. Win7 was the last version where you can manage printer this
way. Anyway, please open the bug report.


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