[Samba] Cannot Find Windows Shared Printer

gw1500 i_was_yah00ed at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 15 13:23:57 UTC 2019

On 10/15/2019 6:03 AM, Giulio via samba wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 9:41 PM gw1500 via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
>> Thanks. I tried the workaround but it was no help. I'm a little fuzzy on
>> how to add a Windows user/pwd. I THINK I'm supposed to create the file:
> I understand you want to access a windows printer from Linux, and you
> are testing with "smbclient .. -N".  (-N=don't ask for password).
> I'm suggesting you do these tests using "smbclient ....
> -Uuser%password  ....." where user and password are valid Windows
> user/password.
> No configuration on samba (no smbusers).
> Once you have this working, then you can try with "-N", after having
> turned off "password protected sharing" on Windows.
Thanks. Sorry, I misunderstood. Here is what I get:

>smbclient?? -L dap001 -U"my username"%xxxxxxx
Unable to initialize messaging context

?????????????? Sharename???????????? Type?????????? Comment
?????????????? ---------???????????? ----?????????? -------
?????????????? ADMIN$?????????????????? Disk?????????? Remote Admin
?????????????? C$?????????????????????????? Disk?????????? Default share
?????????????? DVD???????????????????????? Disk
?????????????? E$?????????????????????????? Disk?????????? Default share
?????????????? HP DJ 1110 series Printer???? HP DJ 1110 series
?????????????? IPC$?????????????????????? IPC???????????? Remote IPC
?????????????? print$?????????????????? Disk?????????? Printer Drivers
Reconnecting with SMB1 for workgroup listing.

?????????????? Server???????????????????????????? Comment
?????????????? ---------?????????????????????? -------

?????????????? Workgroup?????????????????????? Master
?????????????? ---------?????????????????????? -------

So that much is working but I don't know where to go from here. I do not
mind configuring Samba to use username/password but I don't understand
why that is necessary. Permissions for "Everyone" on Windows looks
correct to me. I don't see anywhere to turn off password protected
sharing just for the printer.

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