I can't install printers shared by a computer running Windows 7, I try to add a new printer using samba, it shows me the other computers but I cant see any printers. [by elmasry]
on 11/03/2010 – Made popular on 11/03/2010
I am running Ubuntu 13.10 joined to Active Directory using Centrify Express. Everything is working fine with the AD. However, I am trying to install a printer shared from a Windows server (joined to the AD). Every attempt to install the shared printer it is installed as it was connected locally to the Ubuntu computer.
I have a printer setup, which is a bit awkward. The printers are exported by a SMB host using the printer sharing feature. However the shared printers are not seen by my Linux system (gentoo). Using the SMBClient I can list them, but any attempt to install these printers within cups failed.
I also have a Windows system, which is running within a VirtualBox instance.
So, on the Windows Server page I read the following.
Step 4: Add Network Printers Automatically
Print Management (Printmanagement.msc) can automatically detect all
the printers that are located on the same subnet as the computer on
which you are running Print Management, install the appropriate
printer drivers, set up the queues, and share the printers.
Can anyone think of a way of Re-Sharing a Shared Printer? When I connect the shared printers to Server 2008 R2, it comes up as a network printer, and settings take affect on the host (not the server) so I can't Re-Share it.
The reason I need this is I have a number of workstations that run software in which I have to hardcode the printer name.
We have an office with about 10 members and 4 printers. All of the printers are network printers with their own IP adress. All the users are part of the smae group in Active Diretory. The AD is running on a Windows Server 2008 (not R2). All the client machines are part of the same domain.
At the moment I go to every PC and install the printer drivers manually.
May I ask if there is any way to hide offline printers?
The problem is that I have a laptop with a number of printers installed. These printers are physically resided in different locations. When I work in one place, only some printers are available. It turns out to be difficult to select the right printer from the long list.