Printer Configuration does not get updated on Windows Clients

Helge Blischke H.Blischke at srz-berlin.de
Fri Jul 9 04:50:43 PDT 2004


Joerg Messbacher wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> I'm using CUPS (cups-1.1.19-10mdk) and SAMBA (3.0.0) on a Linux Server running Mandrake 9.2. The Clients run Windows 2K/XP.
> 
> If I update the printer configuration on the server, only clients on which the driver was not installed before get the new settings, the other clients still use the old setting - how can I change this?
> 
> I've installed the Windows driver on the server via Windows' Add Printer Wizard. Even if I un-install the driver (in the printers view: Server properties - Drivers - remove [translated from German Windows)) it doesn't help. Installing the same printer as a new printer under CUPS doesn't help as well.
> 

AFAIK, the only workaround is to install login scripts on your
W2K and WXP boxes that, when run, re-install the printer instances.

There is an excellent howto on all this stuff at linuxprinting.org.

Helge


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