[Bug 967410] Re: Windows clients cannot connect to shared printers

Colin Leavett-Brown 967410 at bugs.launchpad.net
Wed Sep 5 14:54:28 UTC 2012

I too was running a windows client accessing both file and print shares
from samba running under 10.04. Upgraded to 12.04. The client can see
and use the file shares but now the print shares. I have set log level =
3. Here's the output from ntp:

crlb at chimpanzee:~$ net rpc rights list -S crlb
Enter crlb's password:
crlb at chimpanzee:~$

I'll attach the logs shortly.

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  Windows clients cannot connect to shared printers

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Bug description:
  Since installing 12.04 I can no longer connect my windows XP clients to my laser printers on the Ubuntu system using samba. 
  It works on 11.10 using the exact same smb.conf file.  
  I can see the printers from the windows clients, I can select it, I install the drivers locally from the windows pc.  When I click next I get the message "Windows cannot connect to the printer. Either the printer name was typed incorrectly or the specified printer has lost its connection to the sever". 

  This is a deal breaker for me.

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