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Old 07-11-2003, 04:34 PM   #1
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Automatically download print drivers with Samba to Windows clients

I want to setup a Linux print server using Samba so that Windows users can print through it. Is it possible to have the drivers download automatically when the users connect to the printer or is it something that would have to be done manually. I tried to search through the forums for this answer but I could not find it so I apologize if this has been asked before. Thanks
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If you read SAMBA documentation. It will say put the drivers in
./samba/printers/W32X86 <<-- I think this is for Windows 95, 98, ME
./samba/printers/WIN40 <<-- I think this is for Windows NT

If you want any special settings (color or black and white, dpi, etc) for the printer to be set to all computers on the LAN, all you need to do is add some lines in the inf files.

I haven't got around to do it because my inkjet printers out of alignment.
Old 07-11-2003, 05:13 PM   #3
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I remember I seen something about it in man smb.conf
make sure you taked a look there


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