[Samba] problems accessing samba shared printers from win32 clients

Marco Gaiarin gaio at sv.lnf.it
Tue Nov 3 12:18:06 UTC 2020

Mandi! Piviul via samba
  In chel di` si favelave...

> to works flawlessy now. Remain a problem on WinXP 32bit clients: if a WXP32
> client double click on the shared printer all seems to works and the printer
> is installed flawlessly but when I try to print something to the printer I
> get an error and if I go to the properties of the printer windows says that
> the driver is not installed. That's happen only after upgrading the samba
> domain to AD. The driver is the same that was working perfectly before the
> domain upgrading... why XP says that the print driver is not installed?

This seems a 'driver bug'...

> There is another very strange behavior that I think it is be tied to. If I
> go in winxp 32bit to the properties of the shared printer installed and I
> say "no" when ask to install the driver and then in advanced tab I select to
> install a new driver and I follow the procedure selecting the same 32bit
> driver the dialog show a summary saying: "HP Universal Printing PS, x64,
> Windows XP". But winxp is 32bit and I have select a 32bit driver: why says
> x64?!?

But this is strange. really strange.

> ...I'm very confused :(

A simple 'file' on drivers folder what say? 32 or 64bit?

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