Always Make First Client Connection as root or “printer admin”
After you installed the driver on the Samba server (in its
should always make sure that your first client installation completes correctly. Make it a habit for yourself
to build the very first connection from a client as
printer admin. This is to make
A first valid
is really initialized (see above
Setting Device Modes on New Printers) for more explanation details).
The default print settings of your printer for all further client installations are as you want them.
Do this by changing the orientation to landscape, click on Apply, and then change it
back again. Next, modify the other settings (for example, you do not want the default media size set to
Letter when you are all using A4, right? You may want to set the
printer for duplex as the default, and so on).
To connect as root to a Samba printer, try this command from a Windows 200x/XP DOS box command prompt:
runas /netonly /user:root "rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /p /t3 /n
You will be prompted for
root's Samba password; type it, wait a few seconds, click on
, and proceed to set the job options that should be used as defaults
by all clients. Alternatively, instead of root you can name one other member of the
printer admin from the setting.
Now all the other users downloading and installing the driver the same way (using
Point'n'Print) will have the same defaults set for them. If you miss this step, you'll get a
lot of help desk calls from your users, but maybe you like to talk to people.