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Old 08-04-2006, 03:03 PM   #1
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Samba printing/Win Explorer woes

So I have setup a Samba server for windows client printing, everything works great. I can upload drivers from an XP box, install printers, etc. The only issue I am having now is a browsing problem. When I go into the "Printers and Faxes" window in XP and navigate to the Samba server, I can see the printers just fine, except I see generic objects that have no configuration options at all (right click/properties), once I click on the second (!) "Printers and Faxes" icon in that window, I then can see the same list of printers but this time there are the configuration options. The only thing that is troubling though....the refresh on this explorer window refreshes every 5 seconds or so and re-establishes the list of printers. On a long list of printers, this would be horrible as a client would not be able to scroll down to the printer in time for it to refresh all over again and get you to the top of the list. Is there an option to set in the smb.conf file to 1.)Eliminate the extra object that does not have any "properties" in the initial window and 2) (most important) get that refresh action to STOP!

FYI, I looked at an Ethereal capture for this action, multiple DCERPC requests...over and over and over and over while that window is open.


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