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cupsaddsmb (8)

Name

cupsaddsmb - export printers to samba for windows clients

Synopsis

cupsaddsmb  [ -H samba-server ] [ -U samba-user[%samba-password] ] [ -h
cups-server[:port] ] [ -v ] -a
cupsaddsmb [ -H samba-server ] [ -U samba-user[%samba-password] ] [  -h
cups-server[:port] ] [ -v ] printer [ ... printer ]

Description

cupsaddsmb(8)                     Apple Inc.                     cupsaddsmb(8)



NAME
       cupsaddsmb - export printers to samba for windows clients


SYNOPSIS
       cupsaddsmb  [ -H samba-server ] [ -U samba-user[%samba-password] ] [ -h
       cups-server[:port] ] [ -v ] -a
       cupsaddsmb [ -H samba-server ] [ -U samba-user[%samba-password] ] [  -h
       cups-server[:port] ] [ -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 configura-
       tion,  you  may need to provide a password to export the printers. This
       program requires the Windows printer driver files described below.


OPTIONS
       cupsaddsmb supports the following options:

       -H samba-server
            Specifies the SAMBA server which defaults to the CUPS server.

       -U samba-user[%samba-password]
            Specifies the SAMBA print admin username which  defaults  to  your
            current  username.  If the username contains a percent (%) charac-
            ter, then the text following the percent is treated as  the  SAMBA
            password to use.

       -a
            Exports  all known printers. Otherwise only the named printers are
            exported.

       -h cups-server[:port]
            Specifies a different CUPS server to use.

       -v
            Specifies that verbose information should be shown. This is useful
            for debugging SAMBA configuration problems.


SAMBA CONFIGURATION
       cupsaddsmb  uses  the  new RPC-based printing support in SAMBA 2.2.x to
       provide printer drivers and PPD files to Windows  client  machines.  In
       order  to  use  this  functionality, you must first configure the SAMBA
       smb.conf(5) 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

           [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 sys-
       tem as needed.


MICROSOFT POSTSCRIPT DRIVERS FOR WINDOWS
       The base driver for Windows 2000 and higher is the Microsoft PostScript
       driver, which is available on any system running Windows 2000 or higher
       in the %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\SPOOL\DRIVERS\W32X86\3 folder for 32-bit driv-
       ers and %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\SPOOL\DRIVERS\X64\3 folder for  64-bit  driv-
       ers.

       The CUPS printer driver is preferred over the Microsoft driver since it
       supports the page-label, job-billing, and job-hold-until options  fully
       on  all  printers.  However,  currently only Windows 2000 and higher is
       supported by the Microsoft driver, so you will also  need  to  get  the
       Adobe  driver  to support Windows 95, 98, and Me clients. The Adobe and
       Microsoft drivers for Windows 2000 are identical.

       Once you have extracted the driver files, copy the  32-bit  drivers  to
       the  /usr/share/cups/drivers  directory  and  the 64-bit drivers to the
       /usr/share/cups/drivers/x64 directory exactly as named below:

           [Windows 2000 and higher]
           ps5ui.dll
           pscript.hlp
           pscript.ntf
           pscript5.dll

       Note: Unlike Windows, case is significant - make sure that you use  the
       lowercase  filenames  shown  above,  otherwise  cupsaddsmb will fail to
       export the drivers.


CUPS POSTSCRIPT DRIVERS FOR WINDOWS
       cupsaddsmb can use the CUPS v6 PostScript printer driver  for  Windows,
       which is available for download from the CUPS web site.

       The CUPS printer driver is preferred over the Adobe and Microsoft driv-
       ers since it supports the page-label, job-billing,  and  job-hold-until
       options fully on all printers. However, currently only Windows 2000 and
       higher is supported by the CUPS driver, 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, copy the 32-bit drivers to
       the /usr/share/cups/drivers directory and the  64-bit  drivers  to  the
       /usr/share/cups/drivers/x64 directory exactly as named below:

           [Windows 2000 and higher]
           cups6.inf (from www.cups.org)
           cups6.ini (from www.cups.org)
           cupsps6.dll (from www.cups.org)
           cupsui6.dll (from www.cups.org)
           ps5ui.dll (from your Windows system)
           pscript.hlp (from your Windows system)
           pscript.ntf (from your Windows system)
           pscript5.dll (from your Windows system)

       Note:  Unlike Windows, case is significant - make sure that you use the
       lowercase filenames shown above,  otherwise  cupsaddsmb  will  fail  to
       export the drivers.


ADOBE POSTSCRIPT DRIVERS FOR WINDOWS 95, 98, AND ME
       cupsaddsmb  can use the Adobe PostScript printer driver for Windows 95,
       98, and ME, which are available for download from the  Adobe  web  site
       (http://www.adobe.com).

       The  Adobe driver does not support the page-label, job-billing, or job-
       hold-until options.

       Once you have installed the driver on a Windows system, copy  the  fol-
       lowing  files to the /usr/share/cups/drivers directory exactly as named
       below:

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

       Note: Unlike Windows, case is significant - make sure that you use  the
       UPPERCASE  filenames  shown  above,  otherwise  cupsaddsmb will fail to
       export the drivers.


KNOWN ISSUES
       Getting the full set of Windows driver files should be easier.



ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE  |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Availability   | print/cups       |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Stability      | Volatile         |
       +---------------+------------------+
SEE ALSO
       smbd(8), smb.conf(5), http://localhost:631/help
       http://www.cups.org/windows/


COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 2007-2009 by Apple Inc.



NOTES
       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source                was                downloaded                from
       http://ftp.easysw.com/pub/cups/1.4.5/cups-1.4.5-source.tar.bz2

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at http://www.cups.org/.



25 July 2007                         CUPS                        cupsaddsmb(8)