[Samba] Samba 3.0.25b + Vista Printers - Samba

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  1. [Samba] Samba 3.0.25b + Vista Printers

    Hello there

    I've just upgraded our Samba server to 3.0.25b and am still having
    problems with Windows Vista clients accessing printers. XP/2000
    clients continue to work fine - but Vista refuses to connect to Samba
    printers that have drivers hosted on the Samba server.

    To clarify, as part of the netlogon batch job, clients attempt to
    connect to Samba-hosted printer shares, and if they don't have the
    printer drivers installed, they download them from the Samba server,
    which hosts them. This hasn't been a problem in the past - and XP/2000
    still work fine. However, Vista refuses point blank to connect to
    printers with Samba-hosted printer drivers installed.

    Anybody have any ideas on what the problem may be?

    For what its worth, its Samba 3.0.25b compiled on Solaris 10 SPARC.

    Any pointers appreciated!
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  2. Re: [Samba] Samba 3.0.25b + Vista Printers

    On Friday 06 July 2007 04:09, Corey Johnston wrote:
    > Anybody have any ideas on what the problem may be?

    There are two different versions of drivers for Win2K and XP. Normally these
    are referred to as version 2 and version 3. I believe, while Win2K and XP
    support both versions, I believe Vista only supports version 3 drivers. You
    can tell which is installed on your samba system by looking in the print$
    share under the W32X86 directory. There should be two directories
    labelled "2" and "3". Version 2 drivers go in the 2 directory and version 3
    drivers go in the "3" directory. If the drivers are under the "2" directory,
    you may want to update the drivers associated with the share to use the ones
    bundled with Vista.

    Regards,

    Mark Gannon

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