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Old 02-17-2013, 09:11 AM   #1
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Help with samba for printing


Hi

Ok I have a ubuntu 12.04 server with printer. Cups all works can print from various linux clients. For the life of me I cant get to print from Vista. I have turned off all firewalls I have run through add printer in vista letting it browse, then adding "http://ip-add:631".
I have samba installed on server Googled a number of tutorials setting up samba but still no joy from vista

printer part of smb.conf
Code:
# Un-comment the following and create the profiles directory to store
# users profiles (see the "logon path" option above)
# (you need to configure Samba to act as a domain controller too.)
# The path below should be writable by all users so that their
# profile directory may be created the first time they log on
;[profiles]
;   comment = Users profiles
;   path = /home/samba/profiles
;   guest ok = no
;   browseable = no
;   create mask = 0600
;   directory mask = 0700

[printers]
	comment = All Printers
	browseable = no
	path = /var/spool/samba
	printable = yes
	guest ok = yes
;	read only = yes
	create mask = 0700

# Windows clients look for this share name as a source of downloadable
# printer drivers
[print$]
	comment = Printer Drivers
	path = /var/lib/samba/printers
;	browseable = yes
;	read only = yes
;	guest ok = no
 
Old 02-17-2013, 04:14 PM   #2
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Ok

Solved the problem, I had to put the complete address of printer plus name in windows search box then install drivers for printer then it can find it. Linux was easier
Code:
http://ip-add:port 631/printers/printer-name
I didn't need samba for this.
 
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