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cupsaddsmb(8)			      Easy Software Products			    cupsaddsmb(8)

NAME
       cupsaddsmb - export printers to samba for windows clients

SYNOPSIS
       cupsaddsmb [ -H samba-server ] [ -U samba-user ] [ -h cups-server ] [ -v ] -a
       cupsaddsmb  [  -H samba-server ] [ -U samba-user ] [ -h cups-server ] [ -v ] printer [ ...
       printer ]

DESCRIPTION
       cupsaddsmb exports printers to the SAMBA software (version 2.2.0 or higher) for	use  with
       Windows	clients. Depending on the SAMBA configuration, you may need to provide a password
       to export the printers. This program requires the CUPS or Adobe PostScript printer  driver
       files described below.

       The -H option specifies the SAMBA server which defaults to the CUPS server.

       The  -U	option	specifies  the	SAMBA print admin username which defaults to your current
       username.

       The -a option exports all known printers. Otherwise only the named printers are exported.

       The -h option specifies a different CUPS server to use.

       The -v option specifies that verbose information should be shown and is useful for  debug-
       ging SAMBA configuration problems.

SAMBA CONFIGURATION
       cupsaddsmb uses the new RPC-based printing support in SAMBA 2.2.x to provide printer driv-
       ers and PPD files to Windows client machines. In order to use this functionality, you must
       first configure SAMBA (via the smb.conf file) to support printing through CUPS and provide
       a printer driver download share, as follows:

	   [global]
	    load printers = yes
	    printing = cups
	    printcap name = cups

	   [printers]
	    comment = All Printers
	    path = /var/spool/samba
	    browseable = no
	    public = yes
	    guest ok = yes
	    writable = no
	    printable = yes
	    printer admin = root

	   [print$]
	    comment = Printer Drivers
	    path = /etc/samba/drivers
	    browseable = yes
	    guest ok = no
	    read only = yes
	    write list = root

       This configuration assumes a FHS-compliant installation of SAMBA;  adjust  the  [printers]
       and [print$] share paths accordingly on your system as needed.

CUPS POSTSCRIPT DRIVERS FOR WINDOWS
       cupsaddsmb  can	use  the CUPS PostScript printer drivers for Windows, which are available
       for download from the CUPS web site.

       The CUPS printer drivers are preferred over the Adobe  drivers  since  they  support  page
       accounting,  banner  pages, and page labels on all printers.  However, currently only Win-
       dows NT, 2000, and XP are supported by the CUPS drivers, so you will also need to get  the
       Adobe driver to support Windows 95, 98, and Me clients.

       Once  you  have	extracted the driver files, create a "drivers" directory in the CUPS data
       directory (usually /usr/share/cups) and copy the CUPS files using lowercase filenames,  as
       follows:

	   [Windows NT, 2000, and XP]
	   cups.hlp
	   cupsdrvr.dll
	   cupsui.dll

ADOBE POSTSCRIPT DRIVERS FOR WINDOWS
       cupsaddsmb  can	use the Adobe PostScript printer drivers for Windows, which are available
       for download from the Adobe web site (http://www.adobe.com).

       The CUPS printer drivers are preferred over the Adobe  drivers  since  they  support  page
       accounting, banner pages, and page labels on all printers.

       Once  you  have	extracted the driver files, create a "drivers" directory in the CUPS data
       directory (usually /usr/share/cups) and copy the Adobe files using UPPERCASE filenames, as
       follows:

	   [Windows 95, 98, and Me]
	   ADFONTS.MFM
	   ADOBEPS4.DRV
	   ADOBEPS4.HLP
	   DEFPRTR2.PPD
	   ICONLIB.DLL
	   PSMON.DLL

	   [Windows NT, 2000, and XP]
	   ADOBEPS5.DLL
	   ADOBEPSU.DLL
	   ADOBEPSU.HLP

       You can download and copy either set of driver files independently, and use the CUPS driv-
       ers for Windows NT, 2000, and XP while using the Adobe drivers for the Windows 95, 98, and
       Me clients.

SEE ALSO
       CUPS Software Administrators Manual, http://localhost:631/documentation.html

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 1993-2002 by Easy Software Products, All Rights Reserved.

27 September 2002		   Common UNIX Printing System			    cupsaddsmb(8)


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