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Old 12-31-2008, 12:16 PM   #1
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Adding print driver to CUPS/Samba from Windows - printer doesn't display

Hi all,

Probably an easy question, but when I add a printer through the CUPS UI (http://server:631), everything goes smooth.

My next step is to connect to \\server from my windows workstation, type in credentials (auth is successful) and it bring up the shares, but the printer I just added does not show up!

I have noticed that if I wait several minutes it will show up, but if I want it to show up immediately, I have to restart samba.

Is this the only way to get it to show up immediately? Why if I wait does it seemingly always show up?

Any help appreciated. Thanks!
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Set up wins support=yes. That will speed things up.

Have a look at this thread ->

Why if I wait does it seemingly always show up?
This is the way micro$ designed it. A win only network is the same without a wins server.
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thanks for the reply...actually, it turned out to be stidly simple


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this made it so that when I added a printer queue in the CUPS UI, it displayed immediately in NN.


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