Windows 2000 Sharing of CUPS printer?

Helge Blischke h.blischke at
Thu Apr 28 05:12:32 PDT 2005

hallstein wrote:
> Windows 2000 Sharing of CUPS printer?
> I've had so much trouble in trying to use LDAP in SAMBA, that I now use Windows to share my printers (large domains, and several domains with trusts seem to break samba etc). Anyways, please respect my choice there.. :)   I am now trying to set up a SHARE on my Windows 2000 server, that will share a Cups-printer using the IPP protocol.
> - I need Windows sharing, for changing all security options (we modify this all the time).
> - I need Cups for saving into our SQL server that contain all printed pages/jobs per user. So we can use statistics, and to be alerted when a user prints too much..
> In Windows, I want to share a IPP printer, but I cannot find that protocol when using "add a local printer".
> However, if I first add a NETWORK printer using the URL http://myserver/printername, then I can access it.
> BUT, as a Network printer, I cannot share it. It says that it's not supported.
> Okay, now I try again for the Local printer, and the printer port  "http://myserver/printername" now appears in the local ports lists. I try to add a printer driver to that one, and it seem to work okay. But, I can still not share it!
> When trying to share, I get the error:
> "Printer settings could not be saved. Operation could not be completed."
> Anybody have a clue of I can make it work?
> The printer URL http://myserver is a Cups server.

Not a direct answer, but have you thought of installing and using
SAMBA-TNG as a (one) WINS
server for your domains?


Helge Blischke
SRZ Berlin | Firmengruppe besscom

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