Serving windows print drivers with Samba+CUPS

Clive Menzies clive at
Thu Jan 18 15:23:48 UTC 2007

On (18/01/07 08:51), César Amaya wrote:
> Hi list, have you ever installed cups + samba for a print server? That 
> is what I am trying to do, the print server box set up is as the following:
> - Ubuntu 6.10
> - cups-1.2
> - samba 3
> - cups-samba-5.0.r3
> I have installed and tested the printer properly via web interface of 
> cups. The problem comes when I try to push the Windows printer drivers 
> with cups, I get a error message
> # cupsaddsmb -H localhost -U root -h localhost -a -v
> Password for root required to access localhost via SAMBA:
> No Windows printer drivers are installed!
> I have already download the respective drivers.
> Any one knows how to fix this?

A good starting point is:

I've used this a lot and all the network print setups I've done are
cups/samba.  Once you've installed the packages most of the setup is
through the smb.conf file, cupsd.conf and the cups browser interface.
You need to add yourself to the lpadmin and shadow groups.



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