[print$] Stanza Parameters
is a special section in
smb.conf. It contains settings relevant to
potential printer driver download and is used by Windows clients for local print driver installation.
The following parameters are frequently needed in this share section:
comment = Printer Driver Download Area
The comment appears next to the share name if it is listed in a share list (usually Windows
clients will not see it, but it will also appear up in a
smbclient -L sambaserver
path = /etc/samba/printers
The path to the location of the Windows driver file deposit from the UNIX point of view.
browseable = no
share invisible to clients from the
. By excuting from a
net use g:\\sambaserver\print$
you can still mount it from any client. This can also be done from the
from Windows Explorer.
guest ok = yes
Gives read-only access to this share for all guest users. Access may be granted to
download and install printer drivers on clients. The requirement for
depends on how your site is configured. If users will be guaranteed
to have an account on the Samba host, then this is a non-issue.