Samba/Cups - windows client does not have duplex and other options

James james.fellows at
Thu Jun 28 19:04:11 PDT 2007

> Hi,
> I am attemping to migrate our office printer server from windows over to one
> of our linux servers. I am facing a problem of the windows clients not
> seeing all of the available driver options (duplex printing etc) - the
> picture below explains my issue;
> The left hand side is a printer off a windows server and the right hand side
> is the printer created in CUPS i am trying to get working. The one on the
> right is missing the duplex printing option and another tab 'Destination'.
> Anyone have any suggestions? The client printer driver is the same for both
> printers and these are both on the same latop.
> Thanks,
> Brett

On the CUPS server, for the printer options for this printer, did you make sure the duplex unit is installed?

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