The sun's now shining but what the heck - had a look at YaST (I've got SuSE 9.0 also on a laptop and I haven't bothered adding printers yet) and if you go into printers it has already installed 'Listen to remote CUPS servers..' is there but like you I can't get it to see any! Although my main server is linux running CUPS server and is the one that has the remote Windows printers, to my mind they should also be available for remote CUPS clients to attach to.
Anyway went to configure (top box) .. Other kind of setup (bottom button) .. Other Printer (set URL) .. smb://userassword@server/queue
.. and the rest of it follows the CUPS configuration routine and it works!
Now in YaST printers I have 'New Queue for Already Configured Printer' in the top box and my new installed printer in the bottom box.
Now back to my server to see what YaST can find:
Well apart from listen to remote it has under Already installed printers (and I guess you have something similar)
- not Yast2 -
Now to hit change .. Advanced .. CUPS server settings
Browsing is on
Access .... tried adding IP address of laptop - no dice - time to read the manual!
Well at least I now know that you can successfully use YaST to add a Windows printer!