Your question seems confusing.
I will give you an answer, however you may know this already.
Make sure your win2k usernames and passwords are the same as the Samba and Linux usernames and passwords.
Samba is case sensitive, so to avoid conflicts, put all usernames and passwords in lowercase.
If this does not answer your question, please clarify.
Also, where is the slow down concerning the printing.
Is it during the actually printing.
Or is it the time between the request and the actual start of the printing ?