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Is there any open source software which allows to install on the windows clients samba/cups printers from the web based interface? Something like Novell iPrint

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CUPS has a built-in web interface. Does this not do what you want? –  James O'Gorman Jan 30 '13 at 19:35
    
Sorry for the wrong question, I meant installation on the Windows clients not adding printer to CUPS server. –  user156834 Jan 30 '13 at 19:43
    
I am looking for a software where I can see the list of all printers from SAMBA/CUPS on the web page and after selecting one of them, printer driver will be installed on windows client. –  user156834 Jan 30 '13 at 20:06

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In the past what I've done is make use of Samba to distribute drivers for different versions of print drivers. I wrote about this in a blog article.

The key concept is to setup a print$ share on the Samba server and then make use of the Advanced tab under the properties of a network installed printer. This would be a system that already has this printer setup.

             ss of windows printer advanced tab

Once the drivers have been installed they're show up automatically to any clients that make use of this CUPS printer.

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