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1.  Windows Interoperability (Overview)

2.  Identity Mapping Administration (Tasks)

3.  SMB Server Administration (Tasks)

Disabling the Samba Service

How to Disable the Samba Service

Configuring the SMB Server Operation Mode (Task Map)

How to Configure the SMB Server in Domain Mode

How to Configure the SMB Server in Workgroup Mode

Managing SMB Shares

Managing SMB Shares in This Release

Managing SMB Shares (Task Map)

How to Enable Cross-Protocol Locking

How to Create an SMB Share (zfs)

How to Enable Guest Access to an SMB Share

How to Enable Access-Based Enumeration for a Share

How to Modify SMB Share Properties (zfs)

How to Remove an SMB Share (zfs)

How to Create a Specific Autohome Share Rule

How to Restrict Client Host Access to an SMB Share (zfs)

Managing SMB Groups (Task Map)

How to Create an SMB Group

How to Add a Member to an SMB Group

How to Remove a Member From an SMB Group

How to Modify SMB Group Properties

Configuring the WINS Service

How to Configure WINS

Enabling CATIA V4/V5 Character Translations

How to the Enable CATIA Interoperability Feature

Configuring SMB Printing (Task Map)

How to Enable the SMB Print Service

4.  SMB Client Administration (Tasks)

A.  SMB DTrace Provider



Configuring SMB Printing (Task Map)

SMB printing enables you to gain access to all of the Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) printers. Each printer can be made accessible as SMB shares. The share names match the printer names, and the shared path is inherited from the print$ share that you create.

By default, support for SMB printing is disabled.

The following table points to the tasks that you can use to configure SMB printing.

For Instructions
Add a printer to the system.
Use the CUPS Print Manager tool to administer remote print queues.
Share a printer.
Use the CUPS Print Manager tool to share a printer.
Enable the SMB print service.
Use the sharectl command to enable the SMB print service.

How to Enable the SMB Print Service

This procedure shows how to enable support for SMB printing on your Oracle Solaris system. Part of this procedure includes the creation of a share called print$. The share path can point to any directory, which is used as the spool path for all SMB shared printers. This share must exist before you can print.

SMB printing is disabled by default, due to the print_enable property being set to false.

Note - You cannot map the print$ share as a disk share. Attempts to do so might result in the Password prompt being issued but access being denied. Such a failure is reported in the system log.

After SMB printing is enabled, you can use the Windows Add Printer wizard to attach your Windows client to shared printers. The SMB shared printers are connected to the network and can be selected by name.

  1. Become an administrator, obtain the solaris.smf.value.shares and solaris.smf.manage.shares RBAC authorizations, or use the SMB Management RBAC profile.

    For more information, see How to Obtain Administrative Rights in Oracle Solaris Administration: Security Services.

  2. Create a share called print$.
    # zfs set share=name=print$,path=pathname,prot=smb pool-name/fsname
  3. Set permissions on the directory to permit root access.
    # chmod A=user:root:full_set:allow pathname
  4. Publish the share.
    # zfs set sharesmb=on pool-name/fsname
  5. Enable the SMB print service.
    # sharectl set -p print_enable=true smb
  6. Verify that the SMB print service is enabled.
    # sharectl get -p print_enable smb

    If the SMB print service is enabled, the print_enable property is set to true.

  7. (Optional) Refresh the SMB service if a CUPS printer is added after the SMB print service is first enabled.
    # svcadm refresh smb/server

Example 3-7 Enabling the SMB Print Service

This example assigns the print$ share to an existing directory, /tank/printspool, and enables the SMB print service.

# zfs set share=name=print$,path=/tank/printspool,prot=smb tank/printspool
# chmod A=user:root:full_set:allow /tank/printspool
# zfs set sharesmb=on tank/printspool
# sharectl set -p print_enable=true smb