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Creating the [print$] Share

In order to support the uploading and downloading of printer driver files, you must first configure a file share named [print$] . The public name of this share is hard coded in the MS Windows clients. It cannot be renamed, since Windows clients are programmed to search for a service of exactly this name if they want to retrieve printer driver files.

You should modify the server's file to add the global parameters and create the [print$] file share (of course, some of the parameter values, such as path, are arbitrary and should be replaced with appropriate values for your site). See [print\$] Example.

Example20.3.[print$] Example

[global]
# members of the ntadmin group should be able to add drivers and set
# printer properties. root is implicitly always a 'printer admin'.
printer admin = @ntadmin
# ...
[printers]
# ...
[print$]
comment = Printer Driver Download Area
path = /etc/samba/drivers
browseable = yes
guest ok = yes
read only = yes
write list = @ntadmin, root

Of course, you also need to ensure that the directory named by the path parameter exists on the UNIX file system.

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