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 dpkg-reconfigure cups


Added to the smb.conf the following lines:

    load printers = yes
    printing = cups
    printcap name = cups

        comment = all printers
        path = /var/spool/samba
        browsable = yes
        guest ok = no
        writable = no
        printable = yes
        create mode = 0700
        write list = @admin root

        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

  1. settings of the printer
  2. clicked no
  3. selected the advanced tab
  4. 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.

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