I've done a Point'n'Click setup on Samba/CUPS for Windows 7 Clients.
The following things are done:
Activated Raw printing support by
Added to the smb.conf the following lines:
[global] […] load printers = yes printing = cups printcap name = cups […] [printers] comment = all printers path = /var/spool/samba browsable = yes guest ok = no writable = no printable = yes create mode = 0700 write list = @admin root [print$] comment = Driver path = /etc/samba/drivers browsable = yes guest ok = no read only = yes write list = root, @admin
And I've added the group admin to the windows printer admins with:
net rpc rights grant admin SePrintOperatorPrivilege -U <hostname>/root
Windows 7 Driver uploading
Here is the point where I got stuck. I uploaded the x86 driver for my Dell MFP Laser 3115cn within the server properties of the samba-server successfully. But I am unable to associate the driver with my printer. I've gone to
- settings of the printer
- clicked no
- selected the advanced tab
- started the wizard by clicking new driver
At this point windows says to me, that there are no drivers found for that device. What when possibly at this point? The System is, as mentioned before, an Windows 7 x64.